頑強

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See also: 顽强

Chinese[edit]

 
mischievous; obstinate; to play; stupid; stubborn; naughty
 
strength; force; power; powerful; better
trad. (頑強)
simp. (顽强)

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Adjective[edit]

頑強

  1. staunch; tenacious; indomitable

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
がん
Grade: S
きょう
Grade: 2
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

/ɡwankjau//ɡwankjɔː//ɡwankjoː//ɡankjoː/

Probably from Middle Chinese compound 頑強 (ŋuan gǐaŋ, literally obstinate + strong). Compare modern Cantonese reading waan4 koeng4, Mandarin wánqiáng.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

頑強 (-na inflection, hiragana がんきょう, rōmaji gankyō, historical hiragana ぐわんきやう)

  1. strong, tough, hardy
  2. tenacious, stubborn, obstinate, adamant

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9