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adv./adj./v. painstakingly; (of taste) bitter; hard, painful; cause sb. to suffer; suffer from
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Other meanings
[kǔ]   n. pain, suffering, hardship
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    (lit) grass (for )
'苦' is part of the following simplified words:
'苦' is part of the following traditional words:

Simplified Chinese


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.
xīn kǔ
adj./v. painstaking, hard; be at pains to do something
tòng kǔ
adj./n. painful, anguished, agonizing, distressing; pain, suffering
kǔ guā
n. balsam pear, bitter melon, bitter gourd; person who has suffered a lot
zì táo kǔ chī
phr. ask for trouble
kǔ bù kǔ, xiáng xiǎng cháng zhēng èr wàn wǔ .
phr. If you are suffering, then think about the 25,000 li Long March
kǔ xīn
n. painstaking effort, trouble taken, pains
mái tóu kǔ gàn
idiom. bury oneself in hard work
kǔ liàn
v. practise hard; drill diligently:
gū kǔ líng dīng
idiom. lonely and helpless, utterly forlorn and alone
kú shuǐ
n. bitter water; gastric secretion; suffering, bitterness
kǔ zhàn
v. fight bitterly; struggle hard
ní kǔ yú xiàn dài shēng huó de yā lì ma
phr. Do you suffer from the pressure of modern life?
háo kǔ a !
phr. (of taste) So bitter! (of living) So much suffering! So miserable!
wèi shén me rén huì shòu kǔ
phr. Why do people suffer?