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crop failure / famine / debt / difficulty
hunger / starvation / famine
  *饥* | 饥* | *饥
  *饥* | 饥* | *饥
variant of 飢|饥
hungry and thirsty / (fig.) to crave (knowledge, love etc)
to allay one's hunger
lit. to allay one's hunger using a picture of a cake / to feed on illusions (idiom)
stomach rumbling with hunger
to hunger for sth (idiom); eagerly / to long for sth
beset by hunger and cold (idiom) / starving and freezing / in desperate poverty
when hungry, you can't pick what you eat (idiom); beggars can't be choosers / When matters are urgent, don't spend time choosing alternatives.
starving / famished
The well-fed cannot know how the starving suffer (idiom).
storing grain against a famine / to lay sth by for a rainy day / also written 積穀防飢|积谷防饥
hunger cries and cold roars (idiom); wretched poverty
The well-fed cannot know how the starving suffer (idiom).
famine repeats unceasingly (idiom, from Book of Songs)
lechery springs from warmth and nourishment, kleptomania springs from hunger and cold (idiom)
to bury one's head in the sand (idiom)
to allay one's hunger and slake one's thirst (idiom)
to suffer from hunger

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