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[難兄難弟] nánxiōngnándì lit. hard to differentiate between elder and younger brother (idiom)
fig. one is just as bad as the other
nànxiōngnàndì brothers in hardship (idiom)
fellow sufferers
in the same boat

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        nán/nàn, [難], difficult (to...)/problem/difficulty/difficult/not good, disaster/distress/to sc...
        nándào, [難道], don't tell me .../could it be that...?
        kùnnan, [困難], difficult/challenging/straitened circumstances/difficult situation
        nányǐzhìxìn, [難以置信], hard to believe/incredible
        nánguò, [難過], to feel sad/to feel unwell/(of life) to be difficult
        nányǐ, [難以], hard to (predict, imagine etc)
        jiānnán, [艱難], difficult/hard/challenging
        zāinàn, [災難], disaster/catastrophe
        nánkān, [難堪], hard to take/embarrassed
        nánshòu, [難受], to feel unwell/to suffer pain/to be difficult to bear
        nánguài, [難怪], (it's) no wonder (that...)/(it's) not surprising (that)
        nánwàng, [難忘], unforgettable
        nándù, [難度], trouble/problem
        
        nánguān, [難關], difficulty/crisis
        wéinán, [為難], to feel embarrassed or awkward/to make things difficult (for someone)/to find th...
        nándé, [難得], seldom/rare/hard to come by
        nántí, [難題], difficult problem
        bìnànsuǒ, [避難所], refuge/asylum
        nànmín, [難民], refugee
        kǔnàn, [苦難], suffering
        nánwéiqíng, [難為情], embarrassed
        yùnàn, [遇難], to perish/to be killed
        nánmiǎn, [難免], hard to avoid/difficult to escape from
        bìnàn, [避難], refuge/to take refuge/to seek asylum (political etc)
        nánwén, [難聞], unpleasant smell/stink
        nánkàn, [難看], ugly/unsightly
        nányǐrěnshòu, [難以忍受], hard to endure/unbearable
        mónàn, [磨難], a torment/a trial/tribulation/a cross (to bear)/well-tried
齿         nányǐqǐchǐ, [難以啟齒], to be too embarrassed to mention sth (idiom)/to find it hard to speak about sth
        qiānzǎinánféng, [千載難逢], extremely rare (idiom)/once in a blue moon
        
        shòunàn, [受難], to suffer a calamity/to suffer (e.g. under torture)/distress
退         jìntuìliǎngnán, [進退兩難], no room to advance or to retreat (idiom); without any way out of a dilemma/trapp...
        nànmínyíng, [難民營], refugee camp
        
        nánchī, [難吃], unpalatable
怀         
        zénàn, [責難], to censure
        nánchu, [難處], trouble/difficulty/problem
        wēinàn, [危難], calamity
        nánbǎo, [難保], hard to say/can't guarantee/difficult to protect/difficult to preserve
        nántīng, [難聽], unpleasant to hear/coarse/vulgar/offensive/shameful
        diāonàn, [刁難], to be hard on sb/to deliberately make things difficult
        kōngnàn, [空難], air crash/aviation accident or incident
        nándǎo, [難倒], to baffle/to confound/to stump
        yīyánnánjìn, [一言難盡], hard to explain in a few words (idiom); complicated and not easy to express succ...
        
        zàisuǒnánmiǎn, [在所難免], to be unavoidable (idiom)
        nánchǎn, [難產], difficult birth
        nándǒng, [難懂], difficult to understand
        
        huànnàn, [患難], trials and tribulations
        
        liǎngnán, [兩難], dilemma/quandary
        
        dànànbùsǐ, [大難不死], to just escape from calamity
        
        fānàn, [發難], to rise in revolt/to raise difficult questions
        
        luònàn, [落難], to meet with misfortune/to fall into dire straits
        qiǎngrénsuǒnán, [強人所難], to force someone to do something
        nányánzhīyǐn, [難言之隱], a hidden trouble hard to mention (idiom)/sth too embarrassing to mention/an emba...
        hǎinàn, [海難], perils of the sea
        qǐnshínánān, [寢食難安], lit. cannot rest or eat in peace (idiom)/fig. extremely worried and troubled
        xùnnàn, [殉難], to sacrifice oneself in a just cause/a victim of a disaster
        chūnántí, [出難題], to raise a tough question
        qíhǔnánxià, [騎虎難下], if you ride a tiger, it's hard to get off (idiom); fig. impossible to stop halfw...
        fànnán, [犯難], to feel embarrassed/to feel akward
        
        jiénàn, [劫難], calamity
        nàndiǎn, [難點], difficulty
        
        
        yínán, [疑難], hard to understand/difficult to deal with/knotty/complicated
        
        
        cùnbùnánxíng, [寸步難行], unable to move a single step (idiom)/to be in an (extremely) difficult situation
        
        sǐnànzhě, [死難者], victim of an accident/casualty/martyr for one's country
        
        
        táonàn, [逃難], to run away from trouble/to flee from calamity/to be a refugee
        
        
        
        nánnéngkěguì, [難能可貴], rare and precious/valuable/remarkable
        gāonán, [高難], extremely difficult/hard and dangerous/challenging
        línàn, [罹難], fatality/to die in an accident/to be killed
        jiānnánxiǎnzǔ, [艱難險阻], untold dangers and difficulties (idiom)
退         zhīnánértuì, [知難而退], to sound out the difficulties and retreat to avoid defeat (idiom); fig. to back ...
        sǐnàn, [死難], to die in an accident/to die for a just cause
        fēinàn, [非難], reproof/blame
        
        jiùnán, [救難], to rescue/rescue (operation, workers)
        wànnán, [萬難], countless difficulties/extremely difficult/against all odds
        duōzāiduōnàn, [多災多難], to be plagued with misfortunes/precarious
        nánshěnánfēn, [難捨難分], loath to part (idiom); emotionally close and unwilling to separate
        qìngzhúnánshū, [罄竹難書], so many that the bamboo slats have been exhausted/innumerable crimes (idiom)/see...
        páiyōujiěnàn, [排憂解難], to resolve a difficult situation and leave worries behind (idiom)
        shòunànzhě, [受難者], sufferer/a victim of a calamity/a person in distress
        nánwei, [難為], to bother/to press sb, usu. to do sth/it's a tough job/sorry to bother you (poli...
        zāonàn, [遭難], to run into misfortune
        
        
        
        chāchìnánfēi, [插翅難飛], lit. even given wings, you couldn't fly (idiom); fig. impossible to escape
        
        
        
        
        nánxiōngnándì/nànxiōngnàndì, [難兄難弟], lit. hard to differentiate between elder and younger brother (idiom)/fig. one is...
        gūzhǎngnánmíng, [孤掌難鳴], It's hard to clap with only one hand./It takes two to tango/It's difficult to ac...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        huànnànzhījiāo, [患難之交], a friend in times of tribulations (idiom); a friend in need is a friend indeed
        
        jínàn, [急難], misfortune/crisis/grave danger/critical situation/disaster/emergency/to be zealo...
        
        nánjiěnánfēn, [難解難分], hard to untie, hard to separate (idiom); inextricably involved/locked in battle
        
        
        nánshěnánlí, [難捨難離], loath to part (idiom); emotionally close and unwilling to separate
        
        

        xiōngdì, brothers/younger brother/CL:個|个[gè]/I, me (humble term used by men in public spe...
        lǎoxiōng, 'old chap' (form of address between male friends)
        dìxiong, brothers/comrade
        xiōng, elder brother
        xiōngmèi, brother(s) and sister(s)
        
        tángxiōng, older male patrilineal cousin
        xiōngzhǎng, [兄長], elder brother/term of respect for a man of about the same age
        
        biǎoxiōngdì, male cousins via female line
        tángxiōngdì, father's brother's sons/paternal male cousin
        rénxiōng, (honorific written address) My dear friend
        
        shīxiōng, [師兄], senior male fellow student or apprentice/son (older than oneself) of one's teach...
        zhǎngxiōng, [長兄], eldest brother
        
        nánxiōngnándì/nànxiōngnàndì, [難兄難弟], lit. hard to differentiate between elder and younger brother (idiom)/fig. one is...
        fùxiōng, father and elder brother(s)/head of the family/patriarch
        jiāxiōng, (polite) my elder brother
        
        
        
        

        xiōngdì, brothers/younger brother/CL:個|个[gè]/I, me (humble term used by men in public spe...
        dìdi, younger brother/CL:個|个[gè],位[wèi]
        lǎodì, (affectionate form of address for a male who is not very much younger than onese...
        dìxiong, brothers/comrade
        biǎodì, younger male cousin via female line
        xiǎodì, little brother/I, your little brother (humble)
        dì/tì, younger brother/junior male/I (modest word in letter), variant of 悌[tì]
        
        túdì, apprentice/disciple
        tángdì, younger male patrilineal cousin
        
        
        
        zǐdì, child/the younger generation
        biǎoxiōngdì, male cousins via female line
        
        dìzǐ, disciple/follower
        tángxiōngdì, father's brother's sons/paternal male cousin
        
        wánkùzǐdì, [紈絝子弟], hedonistic son of rich parents
        dìmèi, younger sibling/younger brother's wife
        
        
        ādì, younger brother
        shīdì, [師弟], young disciple (of the same master)/younger or junior male schoolmate
        
        dìxí, younger brother's wife/sister-in-law
        nánxiōngnándì/nànxiōngnàndì, [難兄難弟], lit. hard to differentiate between elder and younger brother (idiom)/fig. one is...
        nèidì, [內弟], wife's younger brother
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        xuédì, [學弟], junior or younger male schoolmate
        
        
        
        
        
        lìngdì, honorable little brother
        
        
        
        
        wùrénzǐdì, [誤人子弟], (of a lazy or incompetent teacher) to hamper students' progress/(of media) to pr...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

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