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功夫 in English:

1. effort

The operation of a computer keyboard requires less effort than that of a manual typewriter.
make an effort
What I want from Mr Hayashi is the effort required for his actions to live up to his words.
If the work is to be completed before June, more people will have to make more effort.
Millicent adopts one new baby from a foreign country every year, which is a lot of effort to have someone live with you and shit on your carpet.
Since a large area was devastated by the Tohoku earthquake of 2011, a sustained help effort is sought.
Since many organizations are putting effort into recycling in order to restore the natural environment, why won't you contribute to reforestation?
I've steeled myself to face a certain amount of sacrifice, effort and hardship if that's what it takes to fulfill my dream.
There must be a sustained effort to listen to each other; to learn from each other; to respect one another; and to seek common ground.
After business came to a halt, many bathhouses added new facilities, such as saunas and exercise equipment, in an effort to attract customers.
We all have a tendency to think that the world must conform to our prejudices. The opposite view involves some effort of thought, and most people would die sooner than think — in fact they do so.
The walking stick serves the purpose of an advertisement that the bearer's hands are employed otherwise than in useful effort, and it therefore has utility as an evidence of leisure.
приложить все усилия to make every effort