苦しい

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
くる
Grade: 3
kun’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

苦しい (-i inflection, hiragana くるしい, rōmaji kurushii)

  1. physically painful, agonizing
    • 1999 October 15, Takahashi, Rumiko, “ねん [Jinenji]”, in いぬしゃ [Inuyasha], volume 12 (fiction, in Japanese), Tokyo: Shogakukan, →ISBN, page 62:
      雲母 (きらら) (くる)しいの?
      Kirara… Kurushii no?
      Kirara… Does it still hurt?
  2. difficult, strenuous, mentally trying
  3. tight (budget etc.), straitened
  4. forced

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.