Kanji details for

 
Common kanji
Uses 8 strokes
Taught in grade 3

Search words that:
- start with 苦
- end with 苦
- contain 苦
suffering, trial, worry, hardship, feel bitter, scowl
KUN:
  • くる.しい
    kuru.shii
  • -ぐる.しい
    -guru.shii
  • くる.しむ
    kuru.shimu
  • くる.しめる
    kuru.shimeru
  • にが.い
    niga.i
  • にが.る
    niga.ru
ON:
  • ku
Written with 8 strokes
Taught in grade 3
Radicals:
Example words(showing 1-10 of 204 results)

adjective
bitter

noun, auxillary suru verb
1.
trouble, hardship, difficulty, labour, labor, toil, pains
2.
anxiety, worry, concern, cares
Other readings:
苦勞【くろう】[1]
Notes:
  1. word containing out-dated kanji

na-adjective, noun
1.
poor (at), weak (in), not very good (at)
2.
not one's cup of tea, not one's favorite

na-adjective, no-adjective, noun
pain, agony, bitterness

adjective
1.
painful, difficult, tough, hard
2.
distressing, (psychologically) difficult, stressful, awkward (e.g. position)
3.
straitened (circumstances), tight (financial situation), needy, struggling
4.
strained (interpretation, explanation, etc.), lame (e.g. excuse), forced (e.g. smile), far-fetched
suffix, adjective
5.
hard to do, unpleasant(after -masu stem of verb; often ぐるしい)

Godan-mu verb, intransitive verb
to suffer, to groan, to be worried

noun
complaint, troubles, objection, grievance

noun, auxillary suru verb
pains, hard work, effort, trouble, labour, labor

expression, na-adjective
thank you for your hard work, I appreciate your efforts(polite language)(usu. to one's subordinate)
See also:お疲れ様
Other readings:
ご苦労さま【ごくろうさま】
御苦労様【ごくろうさま】
御苦労さま【ごくろうさま】

na-adjective, noun
1.
absurd, unreasonable, nonsensical, preposterous, incoherent(usually kana)
2.
extreme, senseless, reckless, wanton(usually kana)
3.
disorderly, chaotic, confused, messy(usually kana)
adverb
4.
incredibly, really, so, super(usually kana)
Other readings:
めちゃくちゃ《滅茶苦茶》[1]
メチャクチャ
めっちゃくちゃ
Notes:
  1. ateji (phonetic) reading
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Example sentences(showing 1-20 of 424 results)

It's so painful. Stop it

たいへん
大変
ろう
苦労
I imagine that you went through a lot of difficulties

しつぎょ
失業
あと
かれ
たいへん
大変
ろう
苦労
After losing his job, he went through a very difficult time

I have seen various difficulties

This coffee is too bitter

The pain is killing me

かれ
彼ら
ろう
苦労
かね
かせ
稼ぐ
けいかく
計画
かん
考えた
They devised a scheme to make money with little effort

くす
にが
苦い
This medicine tastes bitter

いた
痛い
つう
苦痛
まん
我慢
I've got a toothache. The pain is killing me

かれ
ろう
苦労
うた
He took pains to write this song

かれ
彼の
いえ
すこ
少し
ろう
苦労
I had some trouble in finding his house

Heavy work in youth is quiet rest in old age

The problem was the death of me

After all that, the pain went away

She could scarcely gasp the words

This beer tastes bitter

He is torn by doubts

To live is to suffer

かいしゃ
会社
いま
ろう
苦労
せいちょ
成長
The company has growing pains now

じんせい
人生
たの
楽しい
ひと
くる
苦しい
ひと
To some life is pleasure, to others suffering