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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 苦 (ku)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 苦 (ku)

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MEANING:

suffering, trial, worry, hardship, feel bitter, scowl

HOW TO READ:

On: ku
Kun: kuru.shii, -guru.shii, kuru.shimu, kuru.shimeru, niga.i, niga.ru

HOW TO REMEMBER:

When a flower (艹) grows old (古), it dries up and suffers.

WORDS:

苦い (nigai): bitter
苦痛 (kutsuu): pain, agony
苦戦 (kusen): hard fight
苦心 (kushin): pain, trouble
苦手 (nigate): poor at, weak in
苦悩 (kunou): suffering, distress
苦労 (kurou): troubles, hardships
苦笑 (kushou): bitter smile
苦境 (kukyou): trouble, crisis
苦慮 (kuryo): rack one’s brains
苦言 (kugen): candid advice
苦渋 (kujuu): bitterness
苦味 (nigami): bitter taste
苦難 (kunan): suffering, distress
苦情 (kujou): complaint, troubles
苦楽 (kuraku): pleasure and pain
苦しい (kurushii): painful, difficult
苦しみ (kurushimi): pain, anguish
苦しむ (kurushimu): to suffer, to groan
一苦労 (hitokurou): a hard time, pains
気苦労 (kigurou): worry, anxiety
苦しめる (kurushimeru): to torment, to pain
苦に病む (ku ni yamu): to worry, to suffer
目茶苦茶 (mechakucha): absurd, unreasonable


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

苦悩で、彼の顔がゆがんだ。
kunou de, kare no kao ga yuganda.
A spasm of pain crossed his face.

あなたがそんなことなんか苦に病む必要はありませんよ。
anata ga sonna koto nanka ku ni yamu hitsuyou wa arimasen yo.
You need not let it trouble you.

彼がこの事件について深く苦慮している。
kare ga kono jiken ni tsuite fukaku kuryo shite iru.
He’s deeply unhappy over this case.

不意に、罪の意識に似た苦痛が、私を突き通った。
fui ni, tsumi no ishiki ni nita kutsuu ga, watashi o tsukitootta.
A sudden pang of guilt shot through me.

君が彼女を苦しめ、干渉するというなら、私が相手になる。
kimi ga kanojo o kurushime, kanshou suru to iu nara, watashi ga aite ni naru.
If you torment or interfere with her, you’ll have me to deal with.

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