Definition of 四苦八苦,しくはっく

noun (common) (futsuumeishi), noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru
  • being in dire distress
  • being hard put to it
Buddhist term
  • the four and eight kinds of suffering

Examples of 四苦八苦,しくはっく in a Sentence

You look like you're having a lot of trouble setting up that web page. Want some help?
I had a very hard time writing the paper.
We almost broke our necks trying to meet the quota.
When I started using a computer I was taken in by Norton's CPU hungry software and had a lot of trouble.

Related Kanji

four
suffering, trial, worry, hardship, feel bitter, scowl
eight, eight radical (no. 12)

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