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English Definitionthe eight distresses - birth, age, sickness, death, parting with what we love, meeting with what we hate, unattained aims, and all the ills of the five skandhas (Buddhism)
Simplified Script八苦
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄅㄚ ㄎㄨˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)baat3fu2
Word Decomposition
eight; 8
bitter; hardship; pain; to suffer; to bring suffering to; painstakingly

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八卦bāguàthe eight divinatory trigrams of the Book of Changes 易经; gossip; gossipy
八字bāzìthe character 8 or ; birthdate characters used in fortune-telling
八十bāshíeighty; 80
八日bārìeight days; eighth day
八千bāqiāneight thousand; 8000
Words With Same Tail Word    
辛苦xīnkǔhard; exhausting; with much toil; thanks for your trouble
艰苦jiānkǔdifficult; hard; arduous
痛苦tòngkǔpain; suffering; painful
刻苦kèkǔhardworking; assiduous
吃苦chīkǔto bear hardships
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