JLPT N3 Grammar (gatai)


very difficult to; hard to ~

How to use

Verb ます (stem form)がたい
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Learn Japanese grammar: (gatai). Meaning: very difficult to; hard to ~.

To instead say something is difficult to do (less extreme), use .

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Example #1

shinji gatai koto daga, kore wa jijitsu da.
This may be hard to believe, but this is the truth.
Example #2

yurushi gatai koto desu.
This is an unforgivable act.
Example #3

kare no hanashi wa shinji gatai naiyou deshita.
His story's contents were impossible to believe.
Example #4

kanojo wa bijin dakara chikayori gatai.
She's so beautiful, It's impossible for me to approach her.
Example #5

kodomo ni tai suru hanzai wa yurushi gatai.
Crimes against children are unforgivable.
Example #6

kore wa sekai de wa nai ga, machigatteiru tomo ii gatai.
This isn't the correct answer, but I can't say it's a mistake either.
Example #7

shinji gatai koto kamo shiremasen ga, kanojo dekimashita.
This may be hard to believe, but I got a girlfriend!
Example #8

madamada kanzen ni keiki ga kaifuku shita to wa iigatai.
It's still not possible to say that the economy has fully recovered.

Vocabulary List

許すゆるすto forgive
信じがたいしんじがたいdifficult to believe; impossible to believe
彼女かのじょshe (can also mean girlfriend)
美人びじんbeautiful person
近寄るちかよるto approach
正解せいかいcorrect answer
言いがたいいいがたいcannot say; not able to say

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