Jisho

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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

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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
1-22-76 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
82e6 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Parts:
Variants:
heart, mind, spirit, heart radical (no. 61)
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
157 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 心 【シン】 heart, mind, spirit, vitality, inner strength, bottom of one's heart, core (of one's character), nature, centre, center, core, heart, heart (organ), Chinese "Heart" constellation (one of the 28 mansions), friend
  • 心から 【ココロカラ】 from the bottom of one's heart, heartily, sincerely
  • 重心 【ジュウシン】 centre of gravity (center), centroid, barycenter, (one's) balance
  • 会心 【カイシン】 congeniality, satisfaction, gratification

Kun reading compounds

  • 心 【こころ】 mind, heart, spirit, the meaning of a phrase (riddle, etc.)
  • 心意気 【こころいき】 spirit, disposition
  • 我が心 【わがこころ】 my heart
  • 静心 【しずごころ】 calm mind, placid temperament

Readings

Chinese:
xin1
Korean:
sim

Spanish

  • corazón
  • centro

Portuguese

  • coração
  • mente
  • espírito

French

  • coeur
  • esprit
  • radical coeur (no. 61)
95 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
164 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
147 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
139 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1645 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
80 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
172 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
49 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.14 Japanese for Busy People
97 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
97 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
172 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
766 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
11 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
602 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10295 Morohashi
11 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1780 New Nelson (John Haig)
595 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
639 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
64 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
96 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
358 2001 Kanji
4k0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-1-3 SKIP code
4-4-4 SKIP code
3300.0 Four corner code
1-31-20 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5fc3 Unicode hex code