Unicode/Hanzi Search: U+9B27 (鬧)

quarrel; dispute hotly
Radical 𩰊𩰋
Strokes (without radical) 5 Total Strokes 15
Mandarin reading naò Cantonese reading naau6
Japanese on reading tou dou Japanese kun reading sawagashii
Korean reading lyo nyo Vietnamese reading náo
Simplified Variant(s)
Semantic Variant(s)

CEDICT Entries:

   [ naò ]    noisy, cacophonous, to make noise, to disturb, to vent (feelings), to fall ill, to have an attack (of sickness), to go in (for some activity), to joke
   [ naò shì ]    to cause trouble, to create a disturbance
   [ naò ]    farce, CL:場|场[chang3],齣|出[chu1],幕[mu4]
   [ naò ]    downtown
   [ naò hōng hōng ]    clamorous, noisy, sensational, very exciting
   [ naò chǎng ]    gongs and drums overture to a Chinese opera, to create a disturbance
   [ naò taì taò ]    (Internet slang) transcription of "not at all" – English words in a song promoting the 2008 Beijing Olympics sung by Huang Xiaoming 黃曉明|黄晓明[Huang2 Xiao3 ming2], who became a laughing stock in China because his pronunciation was perceived as embarrassingly bad, to be a laughing stock, to make a fool of oneself (i.e. equivalent to 鬧笑話|闹笑话[nao4 xiao4 hua5])
   [ naò shì ]    downtown area, city center
   [ naò biè niu ]    to be difficult with sb, to provoke disagreement, at loggerheads, to fall out with
   [ naò xīn ]    to be vexed or annoyed, to feel queasy
   [ naò máng ]    (dialect) bustling, lively
   [ naò qíng ]    to be in a bad mood
   [ naò fáng ]    see 鬧洞房|闹洞房[nao4 dong4 fang2]
   [ naò xīn fáng ]    see 鬧洞房|闹洞房[nao4 dong4 fang2]
   [ naò dòng fáng ]    disturbing the privacy of bridal room (Chinese custom where guests banter with and play pranks on the newlyweds)
   [ naò měng ]    (dialect) bustling, lively
   [ naò maó dùn ]    to be at loggerheads, to have a falling out
   [ naò hua ]    to make a fool of oneself
   [ naò hu ]    to cause trouble
   [ naò fān ]    to have a falling out, to have a big argument
   [ naò fān tiān ]    to create a big disturbance
   [ naò zi ]    (coll.) to have diarrhea
   [ naò qi ]    to get angry
   [ naò zhe wán ]    to play games, to joke around, to play a joke on sb
   [ naò zeí ]    (coll.) to be burglarized
   [ naò hōng hōng ]    variant of 鬧哄哄|闹哄哄[nao4 hong1 hong1]
   [ naò líng ]    alarm (clock)
   [ naò líng shí zhōng ]    alarm clock
   [ naò zhōng ]    alarm clock
   [ naò teng ]    to disturb, to create confusion, to make a din
   [ naò naò rǎng rǎng ]    to create an uproar
   [ naò guǐ ]    haunted
⇒    [ èr naò sān shàng ]    to make a terrible scene (idiom), to throw a tantrum
⇒    [ guǐ naò pàn ]    Five ghosts mock the judge, or Five ghosts resist judgment (title of folk opera, idiom); important personage mobbed by a crowd of ne'er-do-wells
⇒    [ neì háng kàn mén dao waì háng kàn nao ]    while the connoisseur recognizes the artistry, the layman simply enjoys the show
⇒    [ yoù chaǒ yoù naò ]    to make a lot of noise, to be disorderly
⇒    [ naò ]    to make trouble, to make fun of
⇒    [ chaǒ naò ]    noisy, raucous, to shout and scream
⇒    [ chaǒ naò shēng ]    noise
⇒    [ naò ]    to bawl, disturbing others
⇒    [ xuān naò ]    to make a noise, noisy
⇒    [ chaǒ naò ]    to shout and scream (idiom); to kick up a fuss, to make a scene
⇒    [ naò ]    to cause havoc, to run amok
⇒    [ naò tiān gōng ]    Monkey Wreaks Havoc in Heaven, story about the Monkey King Sun Wukong 孫悟空|孙悟空[Sun1 Wu4 kong1] from the novel Journey to the West 西遊記|西游记
⇒    [ naò ]    small-scale
⇒    [ naò ]    disruptive activities targeted at a school by an aggrieved party (neologism formed by analogy with 醫鬧|医闹[yi1 nao4])
⇒    [ zhǐ naò àn niǔ ]    snooze button
⇒    [ coù nao ]    to join in the fun, to get in on the action, (fig.) to butt in, to create more trouble
⇒    [ naò ]    to make trouble without reason (idiom); to be deliberately provocative
⇒    [ nao ]    bustling with noise and excitement, lively
⇒    [ kàn nao ]    to enjoy watching a bustling scene, to go where the crowds are
⇒    [ xiā naò ]    to make a scene, to fool around, to behave foolishly
⇒    [ qióng zaì naò shì rén wèn zaì shēn shān yoǔ yuǎn qīn ]    the poor are ignored in the busiest city; the rich will find relatives in the deepest mountain
⇒    [ fán naò ]    bustling
⇒    [ shuǎ naò ]    to skylark, to play boisterously, to fool around
⇒    [ naò ]    to act willfully and make a scene, to make trouble
⇒    [ naò ]    (neologism c. 2013) organized disruption of healthcare facilities or verbal and physical abuse of medical staff, by an aggrieved patient or proxies such as family members or hired thugs, typically aimed at obtaining compensation
⇒    [ saō naò ]    noisy, a racket
⇒    [ naò naò rǎng rǎng ]    to create an uproar