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别扭

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Mandarin

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別扭

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ piɛ˥˩niou˨˩˦ ]

Adjective

别扭 (simplified, Pinyin bièniǔ, traditional 別扭)

  1. (Advanced Mandarin) uncomfortable; awkward; difficult to deal with
  2. (Advanced Mandarin) cannot see eye to eye
  3. (Advanced Mandarin) unnatural; (in speech or writing etc.)

References

  • Wu, Jingrong (ed.) (1985). The Pinyin CHINESE-ENGLISH DICTIONARY (in Mandarin/English). Beijing, Hong Kong: The Commercial Press. ISBN 0471867969.
  • Shao, Jingmin (ed.) (2000). HSK Dictionary (HSK汉语水平考试词典) (in Mandarin/English). Shanghai: Huadong Teachers College Publishers. ISBN 7561720785.

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