苦力

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Chinese[edit]

 
bitter; intensely; miserable; painful
power; force; strength
simp. and trad.
(苦力)
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Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

苦力

  1. labor; hard work
  2. a coolie; a laborer

Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
くー
Grade: 3
りー
Grade: 1
Irregular

Etymology[edit]

Ateji (当て字).
Borrowing from Mandarin 苦力(kǔlì).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

苦力 (katakana クーリー, romaji kūrī)

  1. a coolie

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3