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exhausting / hard / tough / arduous / to work hard / to go to a lot of trouble / hardship(s)
  *苦* | 苦* | *苦
bitter / hardship / pain / to suffer / to bring suffering to / painstakingly
pain / suffering / painful / CL: 個|个
difficult / hard / arduous
hardworking / assiduous
strenuously / persistently / hard / painful
painstakingly / with great trouble
deprivation / distressed / miserable
to bear hardships
why bother? / is it worth the trouble?
pain and difficulties / suffering (of the people)
to suffer hardship
poverty-stricken / poor
to toil / hard work
to speak sarcastically / to make cutting remarks
to suffer untold hardships (idiom); trials and tribulations / with difficulty / after some effort
impoverished / destitute
to suffer every possible torment (idiom); bitter hardship / to bear one's cross
destitute but honest / poor and simple / spartan / austere
to make nothing of hardships
to grumble / to complain / grievance
forlorn / miserable
to study hard / assiduous
shared delights and common hardships (idiom); to share life's joys and sorrows / for better or for worse
to spare no effort
diligent / assiduous
to whine about hardships / to complain of one's bitter lot / to complain / to grumble
to ponder earnestly / to give a lot of thought to sth
anxiety / distress
pains (of illness) / sufferings (esp. in Buddhism)
to be born under an ill star
good times and hardships / joys and tribulations / for better or for worse
to sour / to turn sour / to curdle
hardworking / assiduous
to share joys and sorrows / sharing good times and hard times / same as 同甘共苦
(Buddhism) the pain of parting with what (or whom) one loves, one of the eight distresses 八苦
second persecution
to visit the poor and ask about their suffering (idiom)
sweet mouth, bitter heart (idiom); insincere flattery
physical pain / lit. skin and flesh suffer
expert craft from hard practice (idiom); hard-won skill / A masterpiece demands suffering.
A small hole not plugged will make you suffer a big hole (idiom); a stitch in time saves nine
bleak / miserable
to treat (sb) unjustly / anguish caused by an injustice
to have suffered all kinds of hardships (idiom)
unable to bear the pain (idiom)
to feign and complain bitterly of being poverty stricken (idiom)
the eight distresses - birth, age, sickness, death, parting with what we love, meeting with what we hate, unattained aims, and all the ills of the five skandhas (Buddhism)
A small hole not plugged will make you suffer a big hole (idiom); A stitch in time saves nine.
a small hole not plugged will give you grief when it gets bigger (idiom) / a stitch in time saves nine
lit. the pain of being hanged upside down (idiom); fig. extremely critical situation / dire straits

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