kǔ bitter; hardship; pain

Made up of [ cǎo grass; herb radical 140, ancient ]

Note

'Gu' provides the rough phonetic, the 'grass' radical suggests the meaning
Number of strokes 8

Related characters


Using cǎo : huā (flower) chá (tea) yīng (flower) cài (vegetable) māo (cat) cǎo (grass) láo (to toil) mǎn (to fill) qián (front) yì (skill) dǒng (to understand)
Using : gù (happening) gū (paternal aunt) gū (estimate) gù (hard)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

苦尽甘来 kǔ jìn gān lái After troubles comes happiness
苦口良药 kǔ kǒu liáng yaò It takes hard work and discomfort to achieve something worthwhile
小洞不补,大洞吃苦 xiǎo dòng bù bǔ, dà dòng chī kǔ Do not put off taking action to put things right

Chinese Cuisine

A fine Chinese meal is a carefully balanced mixtures of flavors, textures, colors and food types. Although Western fast food has made major inroads in the cities there is still a great appreciation as food as one of the finer pleasures in life. Etiquette at formal banquets is important for visitors to understand before visiting China. Each region in China has its own variations with regional specialities, the cuisine in Guangdong is very different from that of Gansu.
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