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kè kǔ
adj. hardworking, assiduous; simple and frugal

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.
EXAMPLES
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tā xué xí hěn kè kǔ .
phr. She studies very hard.
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gāi shēng xué xí kè kǔ, pǐn dé yōu xiù .
phr. This student studies hard and has a splendid character.
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jūn duì yào kè kǔ liàn bīng, zhǔn bèi kě néng de zhàn zhēng .
phr. The troops need painstaking training and prepare for possible wars.
kè kǔ nài láo
idiom. to bear hardships and work hard
kè kǔ xué xí
phr. to study hard
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zhè gè hái zi hěn cōng ming, dàn shì kè kǔ bù zú .
phr. This child is quite intelligent but does not work hard enough.
guò zhe kè kǔ de shēng huó
phr. living a simple and frugal life