Kurushī (苦しい - Painful/Difficult)

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Aug 20, 2019 15:08 English essay

Now I am in a state called 'kurushī' (苦しい).

'Kurushī' is a term that describes a physically difficult state due to pain or heat, or a mentally difficult state due to suffering or sadness.

There are several theories about the etymology of 'kurushī', but the most accepted theory is that it comes from an onomatopoeia, 'kurukuru' (くるくる).

'Kurukuru' represents that something is rotating, and is also used to express that your head spins or you are confused.

That is to say, 'kurushī' implies that your state is so difficult that you are confused.