Kana: ク、くる.しい、-ぐる.しい、くる.しむ、くる.しめる、にが.い、にが.る
Romaji: ku, kuru.shii, -guru.shii, kuru.shimu, kuru.shimeru, niga.i,


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

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Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  8
Radical Number:  140
Frequency:  623
Grade:  3
Skip Pattern:  2-3-5
Korean Reading:  go
Chinese Reading:  ku3
Unicode:  82e6
JIS:  366C


Halpern Index: 2243
Nelson Index: 3928
New Nelson Index: 5009
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 3k5.24
Four Corner Index: 4460.4
Guide to Remembering Index: 264
Gakken Index: 597
Japanese Names Index: 687
Daikanwanjiten Index: 30797P
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 9.0584
Remembering the kanji Index: 225
Kanji Way Index: 344
Kanji Flashcards Index: 864
Kodansha Compact Index: 646
Read Writing Kanji Third Index: 283
Kanji in Context Index: 342
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 1433
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 1932
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 230
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 239
Essential Kanji Index: 264
Kodansha Kanji Index: 2789
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 1977
Read Writing the Kanji Index: 197
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 295


pain; anguish; suffering; distress; anxiety; worry; trouble; difficulty; hardship; duhkha (suffering)
苦しむ (くるしむ)
to suffer; to groan; to be worried
苦労 (くろう)
troubles; hardships
苦悩 (くのう)
suffering; distress; affliction; anguish; agony; trouble
苦情 (くじょう)
complaint; troubles; objection; grievance
苦手 (にがて)
poor (at); weak (in); not very good (at); dislike (of); difficult to deal with
苦戦 (くせん)
hard fight; close game
苦しめる (くるしめる)
to torment; to pain; to inflict (physical) pain; to hurt; to harass; to cause (emotional) pain; to afflict; to distress; to bother; to trouble; to stump; to baffle
苦しい (くるしい)
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
苦痛 (くつう)
pain; agony; bitterness
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