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  *难* | 难* | *难
difficult (to...) / problem / difficulty / difficult / not good
  *难* | 难* | *难
disaster / distress / to scold
difficult / challenging / straitened circumstances / difficult situation
disaster / catastrophe
difficult / hard / challenging
to feel embarrassed or awkward / to make things difficult (for someone) / to find things difficult (to do or manage)
hard to understand / difficult to deal with / knotty / complicated
to perish / to be killed
refuge / to take refuge / to seek asylum (political etc)
to be hard on sb / to deliberately make things difficult
to meet with misfortune / to fall into dire straits
a torment / a trial / tribulation / a cross (to bear) / well-tried
perils of the sea
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
to tackle a thorny problem and overcome its challenges
trials and tribulations
to resolve a difficult situation and leave worries behind (idiom)
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
to rise in revolt / to raise difficult questions
to force someone to do something
to suffer a calamity / to suffer (e.g. under torture) / distress
to put up innumerable obstacles / to create all kinds of difficulties (idiom)
air crash / aviation accident or incident
mining disaster
to censure
to die in an accident / to die for a just cause
to run into misfortune
to meet with disaster / killed / in the clutches of the enemy / to fall foul of / in danger
extremely difficult / even more difficult
to run away from trouble / to flee from calamity / to be a refugee
great catastrophe
to take refuge / to seek refuge from disaster
every beginning is difficult (idiom) / getting started is always the hardest part
retort with challenging questions / debate
dysphagia (medicine)
mountain accident
to tackle a difficult job (idiom) / to do sth reluctantly
to be plagued with misfortunes / precarious
to die in an accident or disaster / to be killed
to feel embarrassed / to feel akward
countless difficulties / extremely difficult / against all odds
misfortune / crisis / grave danger / critical situation / disaster / emergency / to be zealous in helping others out of a predicament
it's easier to invite the devil in than to send him away
reproof / blame
Prince Ananda, cousin of the Buddha and his closest disciple
to sacrifice oneself in a just cause / a victim of a disaster
to make sth difficult / to create obstacles
to be faced with problems
easy to grasp but difficult to put into practice (idiom) / easier said than done
lit. even harder than reaching the sky (idiom) / fig. extremely difficult / far from an easy task
extremely difficult
to rescue / rescue (operation, workers)
to blame
inconvenient / difficult for some reason / to find sth embarrassing
dysphagia (medicine)
political asylum
it is hard to become frugal after becoming accustomed to luxury (idiom)
dilemma / quandary / Scylla and Charybdis / between the devil and the deep blue sea (idiom)
easy to become accustomed to luxury, hard to become accustomed to frugality (idiom)
in peril / facing disaster
return what you borrowed on time, you may borrow again next time (idiom)
extremely difficult / even more difficult
to thwart / to impede
variant of 磨難|磨难
to debate / to retort / to refute
to sacrifice one's wealth to save the state (idiom)
(classical) (of soldiers etc) resolute in the face of adversity
to go through thick and thin together (idiom)
no room to advance or to retreat (idiom); without any way out of a dilemma / trapped / in an impossible situation
lit. at home, one can spend a thousand days in comfort, but spending a day away from home can be challenging (idiom) / fig. there's no place like home
anxious to help others resolve difficulties (idiom)
the first step is the hardest (idiom)
to seek refuge from calamities
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink. (idiom)
to be on the horns of a dilemma (idiom)
to find sth increasingly difficult

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