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bitter, pains, sufferings; painful, laborious, miserable
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traditional Chinese text:

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The meanings in Chinese:

bitter, pains, sufferings

painful, laborious, miserable

related keywords:
bitter
pain
suffering
laborious
miserable

pronunciation: ku~3

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recommended words or phrases:

trouble taken, painstaking efforts, laborious at pains
trouble taken
painstaking efforts
laborious at pains

hard work, arduous effort, laborious effort
hard work
arduous effort
laborious effort
painstaking efforts

ascetic practice, self-mortification, lead an ascetic life
ascetic practice
self-mortification
lead an ascetic life

practice hard, exercise diligently
practice hard
exercise diligently

bear hardships; suffer hardships; endure hardships; have a rough time; live through hardships
bear hardships
suffer hardships
endure hardships
have a rough time
live through hardships

bitter fight, hard battle, tough game
bitter fight
hard battle
tough game
fight against heavy odds

bitter smile, wry smile, laugh wryly
bitter smile
wry smile
to laugh wryly

bitter gourd, bitter squash
bitter gourd
bitter squash
balsam-pear

After suffering comes happiness, Sweet are the fruits of labor
After suffering comes happiness.
Sweet are the fruits of labor.
Luck turns after hardship.
Sweet are the uses of adversity.
When bitterness is finished, sweetness begins.

sweetness and bitterness, joys and sorrows, happiness and suffering
sweetness and bitterness
joys and sorrows
happiness and suffering
hardship and difficulties of life

work hard, toilsome, laborious, painstaking
work hard
toilsome
laborious
painstaking
hard-working

pain, misery, suffering
pain
misery
suffering

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