tòng kǔ
adj./n. painful, anguished, agonizing, distressing; pain, suffering
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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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bù kān rěn shòu de tòng kǔ
phr. unbearable pain
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rén shēng jì yǒu huān lè , yé yǒu tòng kǔ .
phr. Life is both happy and painful.
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tā rěn shòu le wú fǎ yán shuō de tòng kǔ
phr. She has endured unspeakable agony.
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tòng kú shǐ ài qíng shēng huá
phr. The pain will raise the love to a higher level.
xīn lǐ de tòng kǔ
phr. pain in one's heart