Japanese Dictionary

Kanji literal and JLPT

Strokes count

Strokes: 8



suffering, trial, worry, hardship, feel bitter, scowl
On'Yomi Readings

On'Yomi Readings

On'Yomi Readings

Kun'Yomi Readings

  • くる.しい
  • -ぐる.しい
  • くる.しむ
  • くる.しめる
  • にが.い
  • にが.る

Popular Words With This Kanji

  • 苦しい

    painful; difficult; agonizing

    needy; tight (budget); straitened (circumstances)

    forced (smile, joke); lame (excuse); strained (interpretation)

    awkward (situation); painful (position)

    (after masu stem) hard to do; unpleasant

  • 苦労, 苦勞

    troubles; hardships

  • 苦労, 苦勞

    troubles; hardships

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