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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
hard to understand / difficult to deal with / knotty / complicated
to perish / to be killed
to feel embarrassed or awkward / to make things difficult (for someone) / to find things difficult (to do or manage)
dilemma / quandary / to face a difficult choice
a torment / a trial / tribulation / a cross (to bear) / well-tried
refuge / to take refuge / to seek asylum (political etc)
to be hard on sb / to deliberately make things difficult
to suffer a calamity / to suffer (e.g. under torture) / distress
trials and tribulations
extremely difficult / hard and dangerous / challenging
to meet with misfortune / to fall into dire straits
perils of the sea
air crash / aviation accident or incident
to resolve a difficult situation and leave worries behind (idiom)
to die in an accident / to die for a just cause
Prince Ananda, cousin of the Buddha and his closest disciple
no room to advance or to retreat (idiom); without any way out of a dilemma / trapped / in an impossible situation
to run into misfortune
extremely difficult / even more difficult
mining disaster
to rise in revolt / to raise difficult questions
to run away from trouble / to flee from calamity / to be a refugee
great catastrophe
to die in an accident or disaster / to be killed
every beginning is difficult (idiom) / getting started is always the hardest part
political asylum
see 有借有還再借不難|有借有还再借不难 [you3 jie4 you3 huan2 , zai4 jie4 bu4 nan2]
to be plagued with misfortunes / precarious
return what you borrowed on time, you may borrow again next time (idiom)
reproof / blame
retort with challenging questions / debate
to be faced with problems
to tackle a difficult job (idiom) / to do sth reluctantly
easy to grasp but difficult to put into practice (idiom) / easier said than done
to rescue / rescue (operation, workers)
lit. even harder than reaching the sky (idiom) / fig. extremely difficult / far from an easy task
to feel embarrassed / to feel akward
dysphagia (medicine)
to censure
to put up innumerable obstacles / to create all kinds of difficulties (idiom)
extremely difficult
countless difficulties / extremely difficult / against all odds
to blame
misfortune / crisis / grave danger / critical situation / disaster / emergency / to be zealous in helping others out of a predicament
to meet with disaster / killed / in the clutches of the enemy / to fall foul of / in danger
dysphagia (medicine)
to sacrifice oneself in a just cause / a victim of a disaster
it's easier to invite the devil in than to send him away
it is hard to become frugal after becoming accustomed to luxury (idiom)
easy to become accustomed to luxury, hard to become accustomed to frugality (idiom)
to force someone to do something
in peril / facing disaster
extremely difficult / even more difficult
to thwart / to impede
dilemma / quandary / Scylla and Charybdis / between the devil and the deep blue sea (idiom)
to debate / to retort / to refute
to sacrifice one's wealth to save the state (idiom)
inconvenient / difficult for some reason / to find sth embarrassing
mountain accident
anxious to help others resolve difficulties (idiom)
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
variant of 磨難|磨难
to make sth difficult / to create obstacles
to take refuge / to seek refuge from disaster
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
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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