Japanese Word Entry

拘泥
Kana:こうでい
Romaji:koudei
Definition: adhering to, being a stickler for, being particular about, worrying too much about

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Chinese characters used in this word

arrest, seize, concerned, adhere to, despite, restrain, detain
Readings
Mandarin: ㄐㄩ (jū), ㄍㄡ (gōu), ㄐㄩˇ (jǔ), ㄐㄩˊ (jú)
Cantonese: keoi1
Japanese: コウ (kou)、 ク (ku) / かか.わる (kakawaru)、 とどめる (todomeru)、 とらえる (toraeru)
Korean: 구 (gu)
Vietnamese: câu, cù

mud, mire, adhere to, be attached to, earth, clay, plaster
Readings
Mandarin: ㄋㄧˊ (ní), ㄋㄧˋ (nì), ㄋㄧˇ (nǐ), ㄋㄧㄝˋ (niè), ㄋㄧㄥˋ (nìng)
Cantonese: nai4, nei6
Japanese: デイ (dei)、 ナイ (nai)、 デ (de)、 ニ (ni) / どろ (doro)、 なず.む (nazumu)
Korean: 니 (ni), 이 (i)
Vietnamese: nê, nệ, nễ, nhãn, nề
Variants
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