xīn kǔ
adj./v. painstaking, hard; be at pains to do something
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Traditional Chinese

Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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zhè fèn gōng zuò duì tā lái shuō fēi cháng xīn kǔ .
phr. It's really a very hard job for him.
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zuì jìn gōng zuò shí fēn xīn kǔ
phr. The work is very hard recently.