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char. hard, laborious; hot (in flavor); sad, miserable
Other meanings
[xīn]   radical. bitter
[xīn]   n. eighth of the ten heavenly stems; Chinese surname
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.
xīn kǔ
adj./v. painstaking, hard; be at pains to do something
xīn là
adj. incisive, spicy and hot
xīn qín
adj. industrious, hardworking
jiān xīn
n./adj. hardships; arduous, difficult
xīn suān
adj. pungent (taste), sad, miserable
xīn láo
n. laborious, pains, toil