Jisho

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7 strokes
Radical:
power, force
Parts:
Variants:
labor, thank for, reward for, toil, trouble
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
398 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 労 【ロウ】 labor, labour, toil, trouble, pains, work, effort, striving
  • 労組 【ロウソ】 labor union, labour union, trade union
  • 国労 【コクロウ】 National Railway Workers Union
  • 功労 【コウロウ】 meritorious deed, services

Kun reading compounds

  • 労する 【ろうする】 to work, to labor, to labour, to put to work, to make (someone) work
  • 労る 【いたわる】 to pity, to sympathize with, to sympathise with, to treat with sympathy, to console, to be kind to, to appreciate, to tend to (e.g. an injury), to care for, to nurse, to soothe
  • 労き 【いたずき】 pain, trouble, illness
  • 労い 【ねぎらい】 appreciation, thanks, gratitude
  • 労う 【ねぎらう】 to show appreciation for (efforts, esp. by someone of equal or lower status), to thank for, to reward for
  • 労う 【ねぎらう】 to show appreciation for (efforts, esp. by someone of equal or lower status), to thank for, to reward for

Readings

Chinese:
lao2
Korean:
ro

Spanish

  • trabajo duro
  • cansancio
  • compensación

Portuguese

  • trabalho
  • agradecer
  • recompensar
  • dificuldade

French

  • labeur
  • remerciement pour
  • récompense pour
  • être plein d'attentions
  • soucis
542 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
639 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
610 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
309 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
720 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
274 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
369 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
491A Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
233 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
233 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
443 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
214 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3155 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1619 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2205 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
868 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2329 Morohashi
2548 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
531 New Nelson (John Haig)
860 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
924 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
145 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
494 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
945 2001 Kanji
3n4.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-2 SKIP code
2-3-4 SKIP code
3242.7 Four corner code
9042.7 Four corner code
47-11 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
52b4 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
suffering, trial, worry, hardship, feel bitter, scowl
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
623 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 苦 【ク】 pain, anguish, suffering, distress, anxiety, worry, trouble, difficulty, hardship, duhkha (suffering)
  • 苦境 【クキョウ】 difficult situation, adverse circumstances, predicament, trouble, dilemma, distress
  • 生活苦 【セイカツク】 life's struggles
  • 病苦 【ビョウク】 pain of sickness

Kun reading compounds

  • 苦しい 【くるしい】 painful, difficult, tough, hard, distressing, (psychologically) difficult, stressful, awkward (e.g. position), straitened (circumstances), tight (financial situation), needy, struggling, strained (interpretation, explanation, etc.), lame (e.g. excuse), forced (e.g. smile), far-fetched, hard to do, unpleasant
  • 苦しい言い訳 【くるしいいいわけ】 lame excuse, poor excuse
  • 苦しむ 【くるしむ】 to suffer, to groan, to be worried
  • 苦しめる 【くるしめる】 to torment, to pain, to inflict (physical) pain, to hurt, to harass, to cause (emotional) pain, to afflict, to distress, to bother, to trouble, to stump, to baffle
  • 苦い 【にがい】 bitter
  • 苦い薬 【にがいくすり】 bitter medicine
  • 苦る 【にがる】 to feel bitter, to scowl

Readings

Chinese:
ku3
Korean:
go

Spanish

  • sufrimiento
  • pena
  • doloroso
  • penoso
  • trabajoso
  • amargo

Portuguese

  • sofrimento
  • experiência
  • preocupar
  • dificuldade
  • sentir- se amargo
  • tristeza

French

  • souffrir
  • peine
  • affliction
  • souci
  • amer
  • renfrogné
197 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
283 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
264 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
597 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3928 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
264 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
864 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
687 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
545 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
554 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
342 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
646 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2789 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1433 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1932 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
230 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30797P Morohashi
2243 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5009 New Nelson (John Haig)
225 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
239 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
344 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
295 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1977 2001 Kanji
3k5.24 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-5 SKIP code
4460.4 Four corner code
22-76 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
82e6 Unicode hex code