JLPT N4 Grammar (zurai)

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Verb (ます stem) ますづらい
zurai づらい づらい jlpt n4 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (zurai). Meaning: difficult to do ~.

This is very similar in meaning to .

To say the opposite, that something is “easy to do”, use .


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Example #1

このしつもんにはこたえづらいです。
kono shitsumon niwa kotae zurai desu.
This question is difficult to answer.
Example #2

このほんはじがちいさくてよづらいです。
kono hon wa ji ga chiisakute yomi zurai desu.
This books print is too small, it's difficult to read.
Example #3

かのじょはつきあいづらいひとだ。
kanojo wa tukiai zurai hito da.
She's a difficult person to get along with.
Example #4

かれのせつめいがむずかしくてわかりづらいだった。
kare no setsumei ga muzukashikute wakari zurai datta.
His explanation was complicated and difficult to understand.
Example #5

このかんじはおぼえづらいです。
kono kanji wa oboe zurai desu.
This kanji is difficult to remember.
Example #6

このみちはせまくて、くるまもおおいので、うんてんしづらいです。
kono michi wa semakute, kuruma mo ooi no de, unten shi zurai desu.
This road is really narrow, and there's lots of cars, so it's difficult to drive on.
Example #7

このじてんしゃはふるくてのりづらいです。
kono jitensha wa furukute nori zurai desu.
This bicycle is old and difficult to ride.
Example #8

さかなはほねがおおくてたべづらいだ。
sakana wa hone ga ookute tabe zurai da.
Fish have a bunch of bones and are difficult to eat.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
質問しつもんquestion
答えにくいこたえにくいdifficult to answer
さかなfish
ほねbone; bones
多いおおいmany; numerous
食べにくいたべにくいdifficult to eat
ほんbook
characters
小さいちいさいsmall
読みにくいよみにくいdifficult to read
彼のかれのhis
説明せつめいexplanation
難しいむずかしいdifficult
分かりにくいわかりにくいhard to understand
漢字かんじkanji
覚えにくいおぼえにくいdifficult to remember; memorize
みちroad
狭いせまいnarrow
運転うんてんdriving
しにくいhard to do
自転車じてんしゃbicycle
古いふるいold
乗りにくいのりにくいhard to ride
彼女かのじょshe
付き合うつきあうto date; hang out; get along

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