The refugees struggled against hunger.
Hinanmintachi wa ue to tatakatta.
topic marker particle; indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated); adds emphasis
if; when; and; with; particle used for quoting (with speech, thoughts, etc.); quoting particle; promoted pawn; indicates question (sentence end)
to make war (on); to wage war (against); to go to war (with); to fight (with); to do battle (against); to compete (against); to struggle (against adversities, etc.); to fight; to contend; to resist
Readings: ヒ、 さ.ける、 よ.ける
Meanings: evade, avoid, avert, ward off, shirk, shun
Readings: ナン、 かた.い、 -がた.い、 むずか.しい、 むづか.しい、 むつか.しい、 -にく.い
Meanings: difficult, impossible, trouble, accident, defect
Readings: ミン、 たみ
Meanings: people, nation, subjects
Readings: キ、 う.える
Meanings: hungry, starve
Readings: トウ、 たたか.う、 あらそ.う
Meanings: fight, war