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

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