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讨厌 tǎo yàn: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

讨厌 (tǎo yàn) English Meaning

  • to dislike
  • to loathe
  • disagreeable
  • troublesome
  • annoying
  • nasty
  • to hate doing something

Traditional Characters:  討厭

讨 forms words in:

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厌 forms words in:

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Sample Sentences

  • 讨不讨厌呀!
    Tǎo bù tǎoyàn ya!
    Isn’t that annoying?
  • 我讨厌西餐。
    Wǒ tǎoyàn xīcān.
    I dislike western food.
  • 你知道我多么讨厌打字和速记。
    Nǐ zhīdào wǒ duōme tǎoyàn dǎzì hé sùjì.
    You know how I loathe typing and shorthand.
  • 无论怎样,都很讨厌,不是吗?
    Wúlùn zěnyàng, dōu hěn tǎoyàn, bùshì ma?
    In any case, it’s troublesome, isn’t it?
  • 我最讨厌的是得参加这些会议。
    Wǒ zuì tǎoyàn de shì dé cānjiā zhèxiē huìyì.
    I loathe having to go to these conferences.
  • 我讨厌的一切都在他身上体现出来了。
    Wǒ tǎoyàn de yīqiè dōu zài tā shēnshang tǐxiàn chūláile.
    He epitomizes everything I dislike.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

HSK 4 tao

讨 (tǎo): to invite; to provoke; to demand or ask for; to send armed forces to suppress; to denounce or condemn; to marry (a woman); to discuss or study

  • 讠 (yán): speech
  • 寸 (cùn): thumb
HSK 4 yan

厌 (yàn): to loathe

  • 厂 (chǎng): production facility
  • 犬 (quǎn): dog

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 讨

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 讨价还价 (tǎo jià huán jià): haggle over price

HSK 6 Word List

  • 检讨 (jiǎn tǎo): to examine or inspect; self-criticism; review
  • 探讨 (tàn tǎo): to investigate; to probe
  • 讨好 (tǎo hǎo): to get the desired outcome; to win favor by fawning on somebody; to curry favor with; a fruitful outcome to reward one’s labor

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 厌

HSK 4 Word List

  • 讨厌 (tǎo yàn): to dislike; to loathe; disagreeable; troublesome; annoying; nasty; to hate doing something

HSK 6 Word List

  • 厌恶 (yàn wù): to loath; to hate; disgusted with something
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