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Processed by: goldyn_chyld (2020-08-01 13:59:12 GMT)
Comment: << review queue entry 66628 - submitted by 'richwarm' >>
Same as what PLC says, but I came to this definition after reading the usage in TP, and I think PLC is spot on.
Interestingly, the "work hard" sense is used to refer to a positive virtue in some examples (e.g. 在金光閃閃的「儒家美德」桂冠之下,自信滿滿地勞碌下去), rather than negatively, as something tiring that just exhausts you.

Strangely, NC defines as an adjective (stative verb), but in their usage examples it appears to be an active verb.

As the plan has been put into practice, though, a host of holiday malingerers has appeared. We cannot help asking, are the Chinese really "great leisure seekers"? Or are they "hard working toilers"? What exactly is a condition of leisure anyway? Is it the monopoly of the wealthy? Or is it an excuse for hermits? How can you and I achieve it?

"The American is known as the great hustler, as the Chinese is known as a great loafer," according to the great essayist Lin Yutang, writing in 1930s America. As he saw it, the unhappiness of Americans was due to their idolization of the three "vices" of "efficiency, punctuality, and the desire for achievement and success."

When can we rest?

Throughout the 1980s, what American and European scholars saw as the East Asian economic model, resting on the laurels of "Confucian values," was self-confidently developed. Ebullient leaders of the Little Tigers, looking at the economic problems of Europe and America, frequently mocked the "laziness" of Westerners and talked about learning from the mistakes of the welfare state. Triumphant captains of industry openly scorned the slothfulness of Americans.

The 1990s heralded a new era for the hard-working Little Tigers.

Of the nations of the world, it is we Chinese who are most able to put up with hard work

Is it true that the sandwich generation can only depend upon a life of hard work to take care of them in the future?

It seems that, when faced with Saturday off, we can either exhaustively follow the itinerary arranged by a travel agent, sleeping on a bus and getting off to visit the WC, or we can resolve to go and do many things in a relaxed manner.

Busy modern people



The SEBs that line Jian­guo all the way north to Min­quan East Road provide over 200 jobs in which the physically and mentally disabled can bring their talents into play. There is an air of purposeful labor and well-earned happiness.

His love of drawing has stayed strong, and even after the busiest days he still finds time to pick up a pen and draw whatever the day has inspired in him.
- 勞碌 劳碌 [lao2 lu4] /tiring/
+ 勞碌 劳碌 [lao2 lu4] /to work hard/to toil/
By MDBG 2020
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