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kǔlì bitter work
hard toil
(loanword) coolie, unskilled Chinese laborer in colonial times

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        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
        

        nǔlì, great effort/to strive/to try hard
        nénglì, capability/capable/able/ability/CL:個|个[gè]
        lìliang, power/force/strength
        yālì, [壓力], pressure
        Lì/lì, surname Li, power/force/strength/ability/strenuously
        jìnlì, [盡力], to strive one's hardest/to spare no effort
        qiǎokèlì, chocolate (loanword)/CL:塊|块[kuài]
        bàolì, violence/force/violent
        quánlì, [權力], power/authority
        zhùyìlì, attention
        mèilì, charm/fascination/glamor/charisma
        quánlì, with all one's strength/full strength/all-out (effort)/fully (support)
        jīnglì, energy
        huólì, energy/vitality/vigor/vital force
        dònglì, [動力], power/motion/propulsion/force
        shílì, [實力], strength
        wúnéngwéilì, [無能為力], impotent (idiom)/powerless/helpless
        lìqi, [力氣], strength/CL:把[bǎ]
        qiánlì, [潛力], potential/capacity
        mólì, magic/magic power
        diànlì, [電力], electrical power/electricity
        yǒulì, powerful/forceful/vigorous
        xīyǐnlì, attractive force (such as gravitation)/sex appeal/attractiveness
        tǐlì, [體力], physical strength/physical power
        lìkè, to prevail with difficulty
        shìli, [勢力], power/(ability to) influence
        huǒlì, fire/firepower
        yònglì, to exert oneself physically
        quánlìyǐfù, to do at all costs/to make an all-out effort
        wúlì, [無力], powerless/lacking strength
        jiéjìnquánlì, [竭盡全力], to spare no effort (idiom); to do one's utmost
        xiàolì, effectiveness/positive effect/to serve (in some capacity)
        xiǎngxiànglì, imagination
        wēilì, might/formidable power
        yǐngxiǎnglì, [影響力], influence/impact
        shuōfúlì, [說服力], persuasiveness
        zhìlì, intelligence/intellect
        jìnlìérwéi, [盡力而為], to try one's utmost/to strive
        zhònglì, gravity
        shìlì, [視力], vision/eyesight
        màilì, [賣力], to really put out energy for
        qiánglì, [強力], powerful
        pànduànlì, [判斷力], ability to judge/judgment
        zhìlì, to work for/to devote one's efforts to
        rénlì, manpower/labor power
        wǔlì, military force
        jīngpílìjìn, [精疲力盡], spirit weary, strength exhausted (idiom); spent/drained/washed out
        chuàngzàolì, [創造力], ingenuity/creativity
        dàlì, energetically/vigorously
        yǐnlì, gravitation (force)/attraction
        fènlì, [奮力], to do everything one can/to spare no effort/to strive
        jìyìlì, [記憶力], faculty of memory/ability to remember
        tīnglì, [聽力], hearing/listening ability
        qiángyǒulì, [強有力], strong/forceful
        jīnpílìjìn, [筋疲力盡], body weary, strength exhausted (idiom); extremely tired/spent
        Gélì, Gree (brand)
        fèilì, [費力], to expend a great deal of effort
        mǎlì, [馬力], horsepower
        jǐnglì, police force/police officers
        jílì, [極力], to make a supreme effort/at all costs
        jìngzhēnglì, [競爭力], competitive strength/competitiveness
        qíxīnxiélì, [齊心協力], to work with a common purpose (idiom); to make concerted efforts/to pull togethe...
        jīnglìchōngpèi, vigorous/energetic
        lìdù, strength/vigor/efforts/(music) dynamics
        délì, able/capable/competent/efficient
        
        jīngpílìjié, spirit weary, strength exhausted (idiom); spent/drained/washed out
        jiélì, to do one's utmost
        yībìzhīlì, (lend) a helping hand
        dòngchálì, insight
        láolì, [勞力], work force/labor
        yǎnlì, eyesight/strength of vision/the ability to make discerning judgments
        bīnglì, military strength/armed forces/troops
        lìsuǒnéngjí, as far as one's capabilities extend (idiom); to the best of one's ability/within...
        jìnxīnjìnlì, [盡心盡力], making an all-out effort (idiom); to try one's heart out/to do one's utmost
        nàilì, endurance
        zhǔlì, main force/main strength of an army
        shēngmìnglì, vitality
        gǎnrǎnlì, inspiration/infectious (enthusiasm)
        xiǎngxiànglì, conception/imagination
        
        tóngxīnxiélì, [同心協力], to work with a common purpose (idiom); to make concerted efforts/to pull togethe...
        yìlì, perseverance/willpower
        kǔlì, bitter work/hard toil/(loanword) coolie, unskilled Chinese laborer in colonial t...
        fǎlì, magic power
        shénlì, occult force/the power of a God or spirit
        chōngjīlì, [衝擊力], force of impact or thrust
        zhānglì, [張力], tension
        shāshānglì, [殺傷力], killing or wounding power of a weapon
        zǔlì, resistance/drag
        chīlì, to entail strenuous effort/to toil at a task/strenuous/laborious/strain
        jiēlì, relay
        lìshì, strong man
        dàlìshì, strong man/brute force/Hercules
        tánlì, [彈力], elasticity/elastic force/spring/rebound/bounce
        fēnglì, [風力], wind force/wind power
        zìlìgēngshēng, regeneration through one's own effort (idiom)/self-reliance
        
        bùyíyúlì, [不遺餘力], to spare no pains or effort (idiom); to do one's utmost
        cílì, magnetic force/magnetic
        rèlì, [熱力], heat
        nǎolì, [腦力], mental capacity
        guānchálì, [觀察力], power of observation/perception
        láodònglì, [勞動力], labor force/manpower
        fēibàolì, nonviolent
        háobùfèilì, [毫不費力], effortless/not expending the slightest effort
        biǎoxiànlì, [表現力], expressive power
        zìzhìlì, self-control
        dònglìxué, [動力學], dynamics (math.)/kinetics
        shìjūnlìdí, [勢均力敵], evenly matched adversaries (idiom)
        dàlìshén, Titan
        zìshíqílì, lit. to eat off one's own strength (idiom)/fig. to stand on one's own feet/to ea...
        lìqiú, to make every effort to/striving to do one's best
        xīnlì, mental and physical efforts
        lìbùcóngxīn, [力不從心], less capable than desirable (idiom); not as strong as one would wish/the spirit ...
        gōnglì, merit/efficacy/competence/skill/power
        
        
        pòlì, courage/daring/boldness/resolution/drive
        cáilì, [財力], financial resources/financial ability
        wùlì, physical resources (as opposed to labor resources)
        tōnglìhézuò, to join forces/to give full cooperation
        
        dǐkànglì, resistance/immunity
        níngjùlì, cohesion/cohesiveness/cohesive
        
        
        dúlì, [獨力], all by oneself/without exterior help
        lìwǎnkuánglán, [力挽狂瀾], to pull strongly against a crazy tide (idiom); fig. to try hard to save a desper...
        lìzhēng, [力爭], to work hard for/to do all one can/to contend strongly
        zhàndòulì, [戰鬥力], fighting strength
        chūlì, to exert oneself
        xīnlìshuāijié, heart failure
        miǎnyìlì, immunity
        xīlì, attraction (in gravitation or electrostatics)/attractive force
        hélì, to cooperate
        
        wàilì, external force/pressure from outside
        niánqīnglìzhuàng, [年輕力壯], young and vigorous (idiom)
        jiēlìsài, [接力賽], relay race/CL:場|场[chǎng]
        liàngzǐlìxué, [量子力學], quantum mechanics
        kāizúmǎlì, [開足馬力], to accelerate at full power (idiom); at full speed/fig. to work as hard as possi...
        
        zhònglìchǎng, [重力場], gravitational field
        lìtú, [力圖], to try hard to/to strive to
        rěnnàilì, patience/fortitude
        wǔzhuānglìliàng, [武裝力量], armed force
        
        
        
        qīnhélì, [親和力], affinity
        
        shēnqiánglìzhuàng, [身強力壯], young and vigorous (idiom)
        shēngsīlìjié, [聲嘶力竭], to shout oneself hoarse (idiom)
        
        
        fúlì, buoyancy
        qìlì, [氣力], strength/energy/vigor/talent
        rénlìchē, [人力車], rickshaw
        
        xīnlìjiāocuì, to be both mentally and physically exhausted (idiom)
        
        
        lālì, tension
        jùlǐlìzhēng, [據理力爭], to contend on strong grounds/to argue strongly for what is right
        bùlì, not to do one's best/not to exert oneself
        
        jūnlì, [軍力], military power
        
        
        qíxīnhélì, [齊心合力], to work as one (idiom); united in a concerted effort/working hard together
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        yuēshùlì, [約束力], (of a contract) binding (law)
        
        lālìsài, [拉力賽], rally (car race)(loanword)
        
        tuīdònglì, [推動力], driving force
        hòuzuòlì, [後坐力], recoil (of a gun)/backlash/reactive force
        chōnglì, [衝力], impulse
        dìlì, soil fertility/land capability
        lǐjiělì, ability to grasp ideas/understanding
        lìxué, [力學], mechanics/to study hard
        Qǐlìmǎzhāluóshān, [乞力馬扎羅山], Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania
        xiélì, [協力], to unite in common effort
        zhūgǔlì, chocolate (loanword)/CL:塊|块[kuài]
        
        yuándònglì, [原動力], motive force/prime mover/first cause/agent
        hàozhàolì, [號召力], to have the power to rally supporters
        gōngjīlì, [攻擊力], potential for attack/firepower
        shēngchǎnlì, [生產力], production capability/productive force/productivity
        rèlìxué, [熱力學], thermodynamics
        
        
        
        
        shuǐlì, water power/hydraulic/water conservancy/irrigation works
        yúlì, [餘力], residual force
        zuòyònglì, effort/active force/applied force
        bàozhàlì, explosive force/strength of an explosion
        
        shēntǐlìxíng, [身體力行], to practice what one preaches (idiom)
        
        Shìlìjià, Snickers (candy bar)
        qūdònglì, [驅動力], driving force
        yìnglì, [應力], stress (physics)
        líxīnlì, [離心力], centrifugal force
        
        
        shěnglì, to save labor/to save effort
        zhuólì, [著力], to put effort into sth/to try really hard
        
        
        
        
        
        yǒuqìwúlì, [有氣無力], weakly and without strength (idiom); dispirited
        
        
        
        
        
        wànyǒuyǐnlì, [萬有引力], gravity
        gōngxìnlì, credibility
        Shèngmǎlìnuò, [聖馬力諾], San Marino
        lìzuò, to put effort into (work, farming, writing etc)/a masterpiece
        jìnxīnjiélì, [盡心竭力], to spare no effort (idiom); to do one's utmost
        chéngshòulì, tolerance/capability of adapting oneself
        jiēlìbàng, relay baton/(fig.) responsibilities (passed over to one's successor)
        bùkěkànglì, unpredictable eventuality/unpreventable/unavoidable/impossible to overcome/nothi...
        xiàngxīnlì, centripetal force/(fig.) cohering force/cohesion/team spirit
        tōnglì, to cooperate/concerted effort
        zhùlì, a helping hand/help/assistance
        
        guólì, [國力], a nation's power
        xīnyǒuyúérlìbùzú, [心有餘而力不足], The will is there, but not the strength (idiom, from Confucian Analects)./I real...
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        qiānyǐnlì, [牽引力], motive force/traction
        yālìjì, [壓力計], pressure gauge/manometer/piezometer
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        niǔlì, torque/turning force/torsion
        Xǐlì, Heineken (Dutch brewing company)/see also 海尼根[Hǎi ní gēn]
        
        
        
        yǐnlìchǎng, [引力場], gravitational field
        
        
        zìbùliànglì, to overestimate one's capabilities (idiom)
        
        
        
        
        dǐnglìxiāngzhù, We are most grateful for your valuable assistance.
        hédònglì, [核動力], nuclear powered
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        bǐlì, [筆力], vigor of strokes in calligraphy or drawing/vigor of style in literary compositio...
        
        
        mócālì, friction
        
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        juélì, wrestling/a trial of strength
        lìbǎo, to seek to protect/to ensure/to maintain/to guard
        
        
        
        liànglìérxíng, to assess one's capabilities and act accordingly (idiom); to act within one's co...
        lìzhàn, [力戰], to fight with all one's might
        
        
        
        gǎnzhàolì, inspiration/the power to inspire
        
        
        
        
        shuǐlìxué, [水力學], hydraulics
        
        wěilì, [偉力], mighty force
        
        
        shēngchǎnnénglì, [生產能力], manufacturing ability/production capacity
        
        shuǐlìfādiàn, [水力發電], hydroelectricity
        
        
        wòlì, (strength of one's) grip
        tānglìshuǐ, [湯力水], tonic water
        
        
        lìdào, strength/power/efficacy
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        mùlì, eyesight (i.e. quality of vision)
        
        
        
        
        nǎolìláodòng, [腦力勞動], mental labor/intellectual work
        
        chéngzàilì, [承載力], carrying capacity
        
        
        
        
        gòumǎilì, [購買力], purchasing power
        
        miánlì, [綿力], one's limited power (humble expr.)
        
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        xuélì, [學力], scholastic attainments
        
        
        
        shìlìbiǎo, [視力表], eye chart (used by optician)
        
        
        
        
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        yālìguō, [壓力鍋], pressure cooker
        
        chìlì, repulsion (in electrostatics)/repulsive force
        biǎomiànzhānglì, [表面張力], surface tension
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        lìcù, to urge/to press (for action)
        lìzhǔ, advocate strongly
        
        
        
        lìcuò, to win as a result of tenacious effort/to fight off tough competition
        
        
        jìnglìxué, [靜力學], statics
        
        lìjǔ, torque
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        lìtǐng, to support/to back
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        liútǐlìxué, [流體力學], fluid mechanics/hydrodynamics
        liànglì, to estimate one's strength
        
        
        miǎnlì, to strive/to make an effort/to exert oneself
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
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        fēilì, fillet (loanword)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
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        niánfùlìqiáng, [年富力強], young and vigorous (idiom)
        
        
        

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