Chinese Word Entry

硬碰硬
Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄧㄥˋ ㄆㄥˋ ㄧㄥˋ
Mandarin (Pinyin): yìng pèng yìng
Cantonese (Jyutping): ngaang6 pung3 ngaang6
Definitions:
  1. to meet force with force

  2. painstaking


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Chinese characters used in this word

stiff, hard, firm, strong, obstinate
Readings
Mandarin: ㄧㄥˋ (yìng), ㄍㄥˇ (gěng)
Cantonese: ngaang6
Japanese: コウ (kou)、 ゴウ (gou) / かた.い (katai)
Korean: 경 (gyeong)
Vietnamese: ngạnh, khư

collide, bump into
Readings
Mandarin: ㄆㄥˋ (pèng)
Cantonese: pung3
Japanese: ホウ (hou) / ぶつか.る (butsukaru)
Vietnamese: bánh, binh, bính, tịnh
Variants
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