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เข็ญ  khenR 
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1.[of a problem] [is] hard; difficult; troubling
2.distress; suffering; grief; misfortune
3.poor; impoverished; destitute; poverty-stricken

Royal Institute - 1982
เข็ญ  /เข็น/
[วิเศษณ์] ยาก, ยากจน, เช่น ลำบากแสนเข็ญ.

pronunciation guide
Phonemic Thaiเข็น
Royal Thai General Systemkhen

1.   [adjective]
[of a problem] [is] hard; difficult; troubling

examplesขู่เข็ญkhuuL khenRto threaten
การขู่เข็ญgaanM khuuL khenRa threat
แสนเข็ญsaaenR khenRentailing big trouble; distressing; suffering; misfortune
เคี่ยวเข็ญkhiaaoF khenRto drive; compel; force; urge; encourage
เข็ญใจkhenR jaiM[is] poor; miserable
raoM daiF rapH khwaamM lamM baakL yaangL leuuaR khenR
"We suffered untold hardships."
2.   [noun]
distress; suffering; grief; misfortune

examplesก่อกรรมทำเข็ญgaawL gamM thamM khenRcommit a sin; do all kinds of evil; do evil; make trouble
เหลือเข็ญleuuaR khenRto suffer severe hardships
ยุคเข็ญyookH khenRage of calamity ; age of disaster
3.   [adjective]
poor; impoverished; destitute; poverty-stricken

exampleยากเข็ญyaakF khenR[is] in extreme poverty; difficulty

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