Tā kǔxiàole yīxià.
She smiled a bitter smile.
Qǐng lái yīpǐn tuō kǔ píjiǔ.
A pint of bitter, please.
Tā yīshēng wèi jíxìng téngtòng suǒ kǔ.
He’s suffering from acute pain in his life.
Nànmín kǔyú quēshǎo shíwù hé yīyào yòngpǐn.
The refugees are suffering for want of food and medical supplies.
Suīrán tāngyào hěn kǔ, wǒ háishì bùdé bù hēle.
I had to take the herb tea although it’s bitter.
Wǒ xiǎng kànjiàn tā shòurǔ, tā shǐ biérén chīkǔ, yě ràng tā chī tóngyàng de kǔ.
I want to see him humiliated, suffering as much as he has made others suffer.
Stroke Order & Character Components
苦 (kǔ): bitter; hardship; pain; to suffer; to bring suffering to; painstakingly
- 艹 (cao): vegetable
- 古 (gǔ): ancient; old; paleo-
Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 苦
- 苦 (kǔ): bitter; hardship; pain; to suffer; painstaking
- 辛苦 (xīn kǔ): hard; exhausting; with much toil; thanks for your trouble
- 艰苦 (jiān kǔ): difficult; hard; arduous
- 刻苦 (kè kǔ): hardworking; assiduous
- 痛苦 (tòng kǔ): pain; suffering; painful; CL: 個|个(gè)
- 吃苦 (chī kǔ): to bear; hardships
- 苦尽甘来 (kǔ jìn gān lái): bitterness finishes, sweetness begins (idiom); the hard times are over, the good times just beginning
- 苦涩 (kǔ sè): bitter and astringent; pained; agonized
*CL: Classifier/Measure Word