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charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *难* | 难* | *难
difficult (to...) / problem / difficulty / difficult / not good
HSK 3
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *难* | 难* | *难
disaster / distress / to scold
HSK 3
to feel sad / to feel unwell / (of life) to be difficult
HSK 3
difficult / challenging / straitened circumstances / difficult situation
HSK 4
don't tell me ... / could it be that...?
HSK 4
to feel unwell / to suffer pain / to be difficult to bear
HSK 4
hard to avoid / difficult to escape from / will inevitably
HSK 5
(it's) no wonder (that...) / (it's) not surprising (that)
HSK 5
seldom / rare / hard to come by
HSK 6
disaster / catastrophe
HSK 6
difficult / hard / challenging
HSK 6
to feel embarrassed or awkward / to make things difficult (for someone) / to find things difficult (to do or manage)
HSK 6
hard to take / embarrassed
HSK 6
rare and precious / valuable / remarkable
HSK 6
hard to (predict, imagine etc)
difficult problem
difficulty
trouble / problem
hard to understand / difficult to deal with / knotty / complicated
difficulty / crisis
ugly / unsightly
unforgettable
to perish / to be killed
refuge / to take refuge / to seek asylum (political etc)
suffering
dubious or hard-to-treat cases (medicine) / hard cases
disaster movie
refugee camp
Is it possible that ... ?
to be hard on sb / to deliberately make things difficult
to make do in difficult circumstances by being resourceful / (of circumstances) difficult / challenging / (of a budget) tight / (of a man-made thing) makeshift / rough and ready
refugee
unpleasant to hear / coarse / vulgar / offensive / shameful
a torment / a trial / tribulation / a cross (to bear) / well-tried
(classical) (of soldiers etc) resolute in the face of adversity
refuge / asylum
knotty problem / intractable difficulty
trouble shooting / solution to difficulties
to meet with misfortune / to fall into dire straits
difficulty / degree of difficulty or ease
to bother / to press sb, usu. to do sth / it's a tough job / sorry to bother you (polite, used to thank sb for a favor)
hard to tell (i.e. hard to judge or hard to predict) / cannot bring oneself to say it
hard to deal with / hard to get along with
catastrophic
hard to believe / incredible
to tackle a thorny problem and overcome its challenges
air crash / aviation accident or incident
to baffle / to confound / to stump
unpleasant smell / stink
hard to accomplish / difficult to achieve
trouble / difficulty / problem
unpalatable
Classic on Medical Problems, c. 1st century AD / abbr. for 黃帝八十一難經|黄帝八十一难经
calamity
to resolve a difficult situation and leave worries behind (idiom)
difficult birth / (fig.) difficult to achieve
perils of the sea
rarely seen
to raise a tough question
hard to explain in a few words (idiom); complicated and not easy to express succinctly
dilemma / quandary / to face a difficult choice
no room to advance or to retreat (idiom); without any way out of a dilemma / trapped / in an impossible situation
extremely difficult / hard and dangerous / challenging
calamity
hard to understand / incomprehensible
trials and tribulations
difficult to understand
to suffer a calamity / to suffer (e.g. under torture) / distress
to be unavoidable (idiom)
unable to move a single step (idiom) / to be in an (extremely) difficult situation
to be too embarrassed to mention sth (idiom) / to find it hard to speak about sth
elusive / hard to pin down / enigmatic
to rise in revolt / to raise difficult questions
victim / fatality
(coll.) hard to please / high-maintenance
to force someone to do something
hard to bear / unendurable (pain, suffering)
powerless to defend oneself (idiom); helpless
(usu. of people) difficult / demanding / troublesome / unreasonable / hard to deal with
hard to solve / hard to dispel / hard to understand / hard to undo
loath to part (idiom); emotionally close and unwilling to separate
hard to pass
to put up innumerable obstacles / to create all kinds of difficulties (idiom)
mining disaster
to be faced with problems
hard to untie, hard to separate (idiom); inextricably involved / locked in battle
lit. cannot rest or eat in peace (idiom) / fig. extremely worried and troubled
The cleverest housewife cannot cook without rice (idiom); You won't get anywhere without equipment.
to censure
to die in an accident / to die for a just cause
untold dangers and difficulties (idiom)
hard to distinguish real from imitation
to run into misfortune
embarrassed
easily guarded, hard to attack
extremely difficult / even more difficult
Prince Ananda, cousin of the Buddha and his closest disciple
extremely rare (idiom) / once in a blue moon
ingrained habits are hard to overcome (idiom); bad old practices die hard
Heaven cannot tolerate this (idiom) / intolerable behavior

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