JLPT N3 Grammar (gatai)

Meaning

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

しんじがたいことだが、これはじじつだ。
shinji gatai koto daga, kore wa jijitsu da.
This may be hard to believe, but this is the truth.
Example #2

ゆるしがたいことです。
yurushi gatai koto desu.
This is an unforgivable act.
Example #3

かれのはなしはしんじがたいないようでした。
kare no hanashi wa shinji gatai naiyou deshita.
His story's contents were impossible to believe.
Example #4

かのじょはびじんだからちかよりがたい。
kanojo wa bijin dakara chikayori gatai.
She's so beautiful, It's impossible for me to approach her.
Example #5

こどもにたいするはんざいはゆるしがたい。
kodomo ni tai suru hanzai wa yurushi gatai.
Crimes against children are unforgivable.
Example #6

これはせいかいではないが、まちがっているともいいがたい。
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

しんじがたいことかもしれませんが、かのじょできました!
shinji gatai koto kamo shiremasen ga, kanojo dekimashita.
This may be hard to believe, but I got a girlfriend!
Example #8

まだまだかんぜんにけいきがかいふくしたとはいいがたい。
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

KanjiKanaEnglish
許すゆるすto forgive
彼のかれのhis
信じがたいしんじがたいdifficult to believe; impossible to believe
内容ないようcontent
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
子供こどもchildren
に対するにたいするtargeting
犯罪はんざいcrime
正解せいかいcorrect answer
間違っているまちがっているmistaken
言いがたいいいがたいcannot say; not able to say

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