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麻烦 (麻煩)

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Comprehensive Chinese-English Dictionary (1 result)

麻烦 [máfan]
  1. 1. hang-up
  2. 2. bother
  3. 3. matter
  4. 4. bind; hassle
  5. 5. cumbrance
  6. 6. hassle
  7. 7. firework
  8. 8. inconveniency
  9. 9. inconvenience
  10. 10. displeasure
  11. 11. bandit
  12. 12. cross
  13. 13. trouble
  14. 14. hard time

Contemporary Standard Chinese Dictionary (1 result)

麻烦 [máfɑn]
  1. 1. 费事;(事情)头绪多而乱
    手续太麻烦
    不嫌麻烦
  2. 2. 使人费事;给人增加负担
    这件事就麻烦你了。
  3. 3. 额外负担;难解决的问题
    麻烦
    麻烦

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今晚我不能出乘了,麻烦你替我一次好吗?
I can't be on duty tonight, would you please take my place?
纯毛的衣服需要干洗,真麻烦
Clothes made of pure wool must be dry cleaned, its so troublesome.
这孩子,总喜欢捣麻烦
This child always makes trouble.
他还在服后备役,所以给找工作带来了很多麻烦
He is still in preparation service ,which has brought a lot of trouble in job hunting.
菜园窖肥是一件很麻烦的事。
It is time-consuming to make water-logged compost in the vegetable garden.
他遇到了麻烦,只有我们才能帮他解愁。
He is in trouble now, and only we can help him and cheer him up.
这项工程动用了龙门吊,可真是麻烦啊。
It caused a lot of trouble that the project used a gantry crane.
小刘,麻烦你跑腿儿帮我送个信吧?
Xiao Liu, would you go and convey the message for me?
麻烦您收转这封信给我的朋友,谢谢您了!
Please take this letter and forward it to my friend. Thank you!
这个小调皮鬼经常给家长惹麻烦
The mischievous boy often cause trouble to his parents.

Collocations

麻烦
troublesome
麻烦
trouble
麻烦
to dislike trouble
麻烦别人
to bother other people
麻烦一下
excuse me
麻烦
to add trouble to something
麻烦不少
lots of troubles

Word Decomposition

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行程 [xíngchē]

  • 1.drive a vehicle
  • 2.line; row; rank | trade; …
  • 3.go; walk; travel; cover
  • 4.go; walk; travel; cover
  • 5.drive a vehicle

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nciku Note

劳驾, 麻烦(您), 对不起, and 不好意思

劳驾, 麻烦(您), 对不起, and 不好意思
láojià, máfan (nín), duìbuqǐ, and bùhǎoyìsi

While living in a big Chinese city, this is definitely a useful phrase to know.

劳驾麻烦(您)对不起 ,and 不好意思, are the four most commonly used expressions for situations that would require the phrase "excuse me." People from the northern part of China most often use “劳驾,” while people in the rest of the country tend to mostly use any of the other three. But saying one of these four phrases alone is not enough and to get through a crowd. The most common way using a complete sentence requires the addition of “让一下 [rangyíxià],” e.g. “劳驾/麻烦(您)/对不起/不好意思,(请)让一下.” This sentence can easily be understood throughout China; it sounds very polite and courteous.

In Beijing, aside from “劳驾,” people also tend to use “借过 (jièguò)” a lot, which is the abbreviated form of “借光,过一下 [jièguāng guòyíxià].” “借过” is mostly used in the northern parts of China (Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shandong, Henan, Shanxi, etc), although it is considered by some to be a bit old-fashioned and is mostly used by men.

If all else fails, say “不好意思” no matter where you are and you should be fine."

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