1. noun bitterness / bitter flavor
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Food and Drink 饮食 , Concept: Flavor 味道
    Notes: One of the 五味 'five flavors', the opposite of 甜 'sweetness' (Guoyu '苦' n 1)
  2. noun hardship / suffering
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Emotion 感情
    Notes: For example, the idiom 苦中作乐 'to enjoy in spite of hardship' (Guoyu '苦' n 2; Unihan '苦')
  3. verb to make things difficult for
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 受累 or 为难 (Guoyu '苦' v 1)
  4. noun Sorrow / duḥkha / dukkha / suffering
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: duḥkha, Pāli: dukkha, Japanese: ku. Duḥkha is the unsatisfactory nature inherent in all conditioned phenomena. 苦諦 'The truth of suffering' is the first of the 四聖諦 'four noble truths,' a fundamental teaching of Buddhism (BL 'duḥkha; FGDB '苦').; FGS translation standard: Sorrow
  5. verb to train / to practice
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 磨鍊 (Guoyu '苦' v 2)
  6. verb to suffer from a misfortune
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 患 (Guoyu '苦' v 3)
  7. adjective bitter
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Food and Drink 饮食
    Notes: (Guoyu '苦' adj 1; Unihan '苦')
  8. adjective grieved / facing hardship
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 艰辛; for example, 苦日子 'hard times' (Guoyu '苦' adj 2)
  9. adjective in low spirits / depressed
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 愁闷; for example, 愁眉苦脸 'to look anxious' (Guoyu '苦' adj 3)
  10. adverb assiduously / to do one's best / to strive as much as possible
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 尽力 (Guoyu '苦' adv; Han Dian '苦' adj 7)
  11. adjective painful
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 痛 (Han Dian '苦' adj 4)

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Word is mentioned most frequently in

Truncated for common words

  • Scroll 16 Abhidharmajñānaprasthānaśāstra (Apidamo Fa Zhi Zu Lun) 《阿毘達磨發智論》 — count: 313
  • Scroll 5 Da Ban Niepan Jing Yi Ji 《大般涅槃經義記》 — count: 251
  • Scroll 22 Notes on the Abhidharmakośabhāṣya 《俱舍論記》 — count: 179
  • Scroll 44 Yogācāryabhūmiśāstra (Yujia Shi Di Lun) 《瑜伽師地論》 — count: 176
  • Scroll 22 Commentary on the Abhidharmakośabhāṣya 《俱舍論疏》 — count: 170
  • Scroll 6 Satyasiddhiśāstra (Cheng Shi Lun / Treatise of Establishing Reality) 《成實論》 — count: 165
  • Scroll 15 Xian Yang Shengjiao Lun 《顯揚聖教論》 — count: 161
  • Scroll 24 Abhidharmajñānaprasthānaśāstra (Apitan Ba Jiandu Lun) 《阿毘曇八犍度論》 — count: 159
  • Scroll 7 Bodhisattvabhūmi (Pusa Xing Chi Jing) 《菩薩地持經》 — count: 154
  • Scroll 1 Catuḥsatyaśāstra (Si Di Lun) 《四諦論》 — count: 153

Collocations

  • 苦灭 (苦滅) 苦滅 — Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》, Scroll 2 — count: 9
  • 苦阴 (苦陰) 緣此苦陰 — Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》, Scroll 1 — count: 8
  • 大苦 (大苦) 是為此大苦陰緣 — Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》, Scroll 10 — count: 7
  • 咸苦 (鹹苦) 海水鹹苦有三因緣 — Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》, Scroll 21 — count: 6
  • 忧悲苦 (憂悲苦) 憂悲苦不如意惱 — Nirvāṇa Sūtra 《佛般泥洹經》, Scroll 1 — count: 5
  • 尽苦 (儘苦) 平等盡苦 — Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》, Scroll 9 — count: 4
  • 无常苦 (無常苦) 六者無常苦想 — Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》, Scroll 2 — count: 4
  • 苦触 (苦觸) 苦觸緣生苦受 — Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》, Scroll 10 — count: 4
  • 苦习 (苦習) 三曰苦習盡滅 — Nirvāṇa Sūtra 《般泥洹經》, Scroll 1 — count: 4
  • 舍苦 (捨苦) 捨苦捨樂 — Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》, Scroll 17 — count: 4