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[憶苦思甜] yìkǔsītián to view one's past as miserable and one's present as happy (idiom)

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        jìyì, [記憶], to remember/to recall/memory/CL:個|个[gè]
        huíyì, [回憶], to recall/memories/CL:個|个[gè]
        yì, [憶], to recollect/to remember/memory
        jìyìlì, [記憶力], faculty of memory/ability to remember
        huíyìlù, [回憶錄], memoir
        jìyìyóuxīn, [記憶猶新], to remain fresh in one's memory (idiom)
        zhuīyì, [追憶], to recollect/to recall (past times)/to look back
        
        yìkǔsītián, [憶苦思甜], to view one's past as miserable and one's present as happy (idiom)

        tòngkǔ, pain/suffering/painful/CL:個|个[gè]
        xīnkǔ, hard/exhausting/with much toil/thanks for your trouble
        kǔ, bitter/hardship/pain/to suffer/to bring suffering to/painstakingly
        jiānkǔ, [艱苦], difficult/hard/arduous
        shòukǔ, to suffer/hardship
        kǔnàn, [苦難], suffering
        kǔnǎo, [苦惱], vexed/distressed
        kǔkǔ, strenuously/persistently/hard/painful
        wākǔ, to speak sarcastically/to make cutting remarks
        kǔtou, [苦頭], sufferings
        kèkǔ, hardworking/assiduous
        kǔzhōng, painful embarrassment/predicament/difficulties
        kǔlì, bitter work/hard toil/(loanword) coolie, unskilled Chinese laborer in colonial t...
        xīnxīnkǔkǔ, painstakingly/with great trouble
        kǔtòng, pain/suffering
        kǔsè, [苦澀], bitter and astringent/pained/agonized
        kùnkǔ, deprivation/distressed/miserable
        kǔguǒ, lit. bitter fruit/fig. painful consequence
        zìtǎokǔchī, [自討苦吃], to ask for trouble (idiom)/to make a rod for one's own back
        qióngkǔ, [窮苦], impoverished/destitute
        kǔmèn, [苦悶], depressed/dejected/feeling low
        kǔgōng, hard labor (in penal code)/coolie
        kǔhǎi, lit. sea of bitterness/abyss of worldly suffering (Buddhist term)/depths of mise...
        sùkǔ, [訴苦], to grumble/to complain/grievance
        kǔchāi, hard and unprofitable (job)/poorly paid drudgery/arduous and unrewarding (undert...
        qiānxīnwànkǔ, [千辛萬苦], to suffer untold hardships (idiom); trials and tribulations/with difficulty/afte...
        kǔliàn, [苦練], to train hard/to practice diligently/hard work/blood, sweat, and tears
        kǔchǔ, suffering/misery/pain (esp. psychological)
        hékǔ, why bother?/is it worth the trouble?
        kǔguā, bitter melon (bitter gourd, balsam pear, balsam apple, leprosy gourd, bitter cuc...
        máitóukǔgàn, [埋頭苦幹], to bury oneself in work (idiom); to be engrossed in work/to make an all-out effo...
        tónggāngòngkǔ, shared delights and common hardships (idiom); to share life's joys and sorrows/f...
        kǔzhàn, [苦戰], bitter struggle/hard battle/arduous effort
        chīkǔ, to bear/hardships
        chīkǔtou, [吃苦頭], to suffer/to suffer for one's actions/to pay dearly/to burn one's fingers
        pínkǔ, [貧苦], poverty-stricken/poor
        hánxīnrúkǔ, to suffer every possible torment (idiom); bitter hardship/to bear one's cross
        kǔshuǐ, bitter water (e.g. mineral water containing sulfates)/suffering/digestive fluids...
        kǔxīnjīngyíng, [苦心經營], to build up an enterprise through painstaking efforts
        kǔxīn, painstaking effort/to take a lot of trouble/laborious at pains
        shàfèikǔxīn, [煞費苦心], to take a lot of trouble (idiom); painstaking/at the cost of a lot of effort
        
        kǔmìng, hard lot/bitter fate/unfortunate
        jíkǔ, pain and difficulties/suffering (of the people)
        gūkǔlíngdīng, solitary and impoverished (idiom)
        láokǔ, [勞苦], labor/toil
        mìngkǔ, to be born under an ill star
        
        kǔgàn, [苦幹], to work hard
        kǔròujì, [苦肉計], the trick of injuring oneself to gain the enemy's confidence/CL:條|条[tiáo]
        suāntiánkǔlà, sour, sweet, bitter and spicy hot/fig. the joys and sorrows of life
        bùcíláokǔ, [不辭勞苦], spare no effort
        
        kǔxiào, to force a smile/a bitter laugh
        
        bùcíxīnkǔ, [不辭辛苦], make nothing of hardships
        kǔjìngānlái, [苦盡甘來], bitterness finishes, sweetness begins (idiom); the hard times are over, the good...
        
        kǔyì, forced labor/corvée/penal servitude
        jiānkǔfèndòu, [艱苦奮鬥], to struggle arduously
        kǔgōng, hard work/laborious effort/painstaking work
        kǔhuó, bitter work/sweated labor
        kǔxíng, ascetic practice
        chīkǔnàiláo, [吃苦耐勞], hardworking and enduring hardships (idiom)
        kǔkǒupóxīn, earnest and well-meaning advice (idiom); to persuade patiently
        gānkǔ, good times and hardships/joys and tribulations/for better or for worse
        jiàokǔ, to whine about hardships/to complain of one's bitter lot/to complain/to grumble
        kǔsī, to think hard/bitter thoughts/to pour out one's sufferings
        
        kǔsīmíngxiǎng, to consider from all angles (idiom); to think hard/to rack one's brains
        
        
        kǔdàchóushēn, great bitterness, deep hatred (idiom); deeply ingrained long-standing resentment
        liángkǔyòngxīn, to ponder earnestly/to give a lot of thought to sth
        
        kǔxíng, torture/corporal punishment (traditionally involving mutilation or amputation)
        kǔwèi, bitter taste/bitterness
        chóukǔ, anxiety/distress
        
        qīkǔ, bleak/miserable
        qínxuékǔliàn, [勤學苦練], to study diligently/to train assiduously
        
        kǔjìng, grievance/dire straits
        yìkǔsītián, [憶苦思甜], to view one's past as miserable and one's present as happy (idiom)
        
        
        kǔláo, [苦勞], toil/hard work
        
        kǔhán, bitter cold
        kǔshēn, [苦參], liquorice (Sophora flavescens), with roots used in TCM
        
        kǔzhǔ, victim's family (esp. in murder case)
        kǔxīngūyì, [苦心孤詣], to make painstaking efforts (idiom); after much trouble/to work hard at sth
        
        
        jiàokǔbudié, to complain without stopping (idiom); to bitch endlessly/incessant grievances
        

        yìsi, idea/opinion/meaning/wish/desire/interest/fun/token of appreciation, affection e...
        bùhǎoyìsi, to feel embarrassed/to find it embarrassing/to be sorry (for inconveniencing sb)
        yǒuyìsi, interesting/meaningful/enjoyable/fun
        bùkěsīyì, [不可思議], inconceivable (idiom); unimaginable/unfathomable
        sīkǎo, to reflect on/to ponder over
        sīxiǎng, thought/thinking/idea/ideology/CL:個|个[gè]
        sī, to think/to consider
        sīwéi, [思維], (line of) thought/thinking
        xīnsi, mind/thoughts/inclination/mood
        méiyìsi, [沒意思], boring/of no interest
        sīniàn, to think of/to long for/to miss
        sīlù, train of thought/thinking/reason/reasoning
        Mǎkèsī, [馬克思], Marx (name)/Groucho Marx (the star of Duck Soup, 1933)/Karl Marx (1818-1883), Ge...
        gòusī, [構思], to design/to plot/to plan out/to compose/to draw a mental sketch/conception/plan...
        sīxù, [思緒], train of thought/emotional state/mood/feeling
        xiǎoyìsi, small token/mere trifle (used of one's gifts)
        shēnsīshúlǜ, [深思熟慮], mature reflection/after careful deliberations
        chénsī, to contemplate/to ponder/contemplation/meditation
        
        
        sīsuǒ, to think deeply/to ponder
        hǎoyìsi, to have the nerve/what a cheek!/to feel no shame/to overcome the shame/(is it) p...
        fǎnsī, to think back over sth/to review/to revisit/to rethink/reflection/reassessment
        
        fěiyísuǒsī, unimaginable/outrageous/freakish
        xúnsī, [尋思], to consider/to ponder
        
        sānsīérhòuxíng, [三思而後行], think again and again before acting (idiom); consider carefully in advance
        shēnsī, to ponder/to consider
        
        wénsī, the train of thought in writing
        sīxiǎngjiā, thinker
        
        sīliang, to reckon/to consider/to turn over in one's mind
        Xīsīluō, [希思羅], Heathrow (a London airport)
        xiāngsī, to yearn/to pine
        yīménxīnsi, [一門心思], to set one's heart on sth (idiom)
        zhāosīmùxiǎng, to yearn for sth day and night (idiom)
        sīxiāng, [思鄉], to be homesick
        
        
        Fànsīzhé, Versace (fashion designer)
        Chéngjísīhán, Genghis Khan (1162-1227)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        Mǎkèsīzhǔyì, [馬克思主義], Marxism
        
        
        
        
        
        
        bùjiǎsīsuǒ, to act without taking time to think (idiom); to react instantly/to fire from the...
        āisī, grief-stricken thoughts/mourning
        dānxiāngsī, [單相思], one-sided lovesickness/unrequited longing
        xiāngsībìng, lovesickness
        
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        zhuīsī, memorial/recollection (of the deceased)
        
        sīcháo, tide of thought/way of thinking characteristic of a historical period/Zeitgeist
        Sīkē, Cisco Systems Company
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        bǎisībùdéqíjiě, see 百思不解[bǎi sī bù jiě]
        wākōngxīnsi, to dig for thoughts (idiom); to search everything for an answer/to rack one's br...
        
        
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广         jísīguǎngyì, [集思廣益], collecting opinions is of wide benefit (idiom); to pool wisdom for mutual benefi...
        
        sīmù, to cherish the memory of sb/to think of with respect
        
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        sīqiánxiǎnghòu, [思前想後], to consider past cause and future effect (idiom); to think over the past and fut...
        
        
        
        
        
        jiànyìsīqiān, [見異思遷], to change at once on seeing sth different (idiom); loving fads and novelty/never...
        
        
        sīcǔn, to ponder/to reckon/to turn sth over in one's mind
        gùmíngsīyì, [顧名思義], as the name implies
        lèbùsīShǔ, [樂不思蜀], indulge in pleasure and forget home and duty (idiom)
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        kǔsī, to think hard/bitter thoughts/to pour out one's sufferings
        
        cáisī, imaginative power/creativeness
        
        
        kǔsīmíngxiǎng, to consider from all angles (idiom); to think hard/to rack one's brains
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        xiásī, to fancy from afar/reverie/wild and fanciful thoughts
        
        
        
        
        sīlǜ, [思慮], to think sth through/to consider carefully
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
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        yǐnshuǐsīyuán, [飲水思源], lit. when you drink water, think of its source (idiom); gratitude for blessings ...
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        yìkǔsītián, [憶苦思甜], to view one's past as miserable and one's present as happy (idiom)
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        tòngdìngsītòng, to think of the pain when the pain is gone (idiom)/to ponder about a painful exp...
        
        
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        sīliàn, [思戀], to miss/to long for
        
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        sīqīn, [思親], to remember one's parents/to feel homesick for one's relatives
        
        
        
        
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        bìménsīguò, [閉門思過], shut oneself up and ponder over one's mistakes
        
        
        
        jūānsīwēi, to think of danger in times of safety/to be vigilant in peacetime (idiom)
        
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        tián, sweet
        tiánmì, sweet/happy
        tiánměi, sweetness
        tiánpǐn, dessert
        tiányánmìyǔ, [甜言蜜語], sweet speech and honeyed words (idiom); hypocritical flattery
        tiántou, [甜頭], sweet taste (of power, success etc)/benefit
        tiánshí, dessert/sweet
        tiáncài, beet/beetroot
        xiāngtián, fragrant and sweet/sound (sleep)
        tiánjiǔ, sweet liquor
        tiánwèi, sweetness
        tiánguā, muskmelon
        tiánmìmì, very sweet
        gāntián, sweet
        suāntiánkǔlà, sour, sweet, bitter and spicy hot/fig. the joys and sorrows of life
        tiánwèijì, [甜味劑], sweetener (food additive)
        
        tiánchéng, sweet orange (Citrus sinensis)
        yìkǔsītián, [憶苦思甜], to view one's past as miserable and one's present as happy (idiom)
        
        
        
        
        

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