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Stroke Order Diagram for 苦

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Stroke Count
8 Strokes
Radical
艸 + 5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. suffering, trial, worry, hardship, feel bitter, scowl
Readings
Kun'yomi: くる.しい、くる.しむ、くる.しめる、にが.い、にが.る。(Jouyou Reading)
-ぐる.しい。
On'yomi: ク。(Go-on Reading)
コ。(Kan-on Reading)

Japanese Meaning for 苦

Dictionary Entry for 苦

ku
noun
  1. pain; anguish; suffering; distress; anxiety; worry; trouble; difficulty; hardship
  2. duhkha (suffering)

Stroke Order Diagrams for 苦

Construction of Character for 苦

Radicals and parts present in 苦
Part
Part ten Kanji Details »
Part mouth Kanji Details »
Origin and construction of 苦
  1. 会意形声。「(=「」)」+音符「」。「古」は先祖など人の頭蓋骨の象形で「ふるい」「(ふるく)かたい」の意を有する。「苦」は飲むと口がこわばるようににがい草を意味し、そのようなものを飲む、辛く苦しいことを意味する。

Kanji related to 苦

  • 使

    調

    沿

Meanings in Other Languages for 苦

French
  1. souffrir, peine, affliction, souci, amer, renfrogné
Portuguese
  1. sofrimento, experiência, preocupar, dificuldade, sentir- se amargo, tristeza
Spanish
  1. sufrimiento, pena, doloroso, penoso, trabajoso, amargo

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