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travails

noun [plural] uk   /ˈtræv.eɪlz/ /trəˈveɪlz/ old-fashioned or literary us  
the difficulties that are experienced as part of a particular situation: The travails of the British car industry are seldom out of the news.
Translations of “travails”
in Chinese (Traditional) 艱難困苦,艱辛,煎熬…
in Chinese (Simplified) 艰难困苦,艰辛,煎熬…
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