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

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