Category: Auxiliary Adjectives

  • Difficult to meet up with 〜づらい

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    キラキラ100% » Volume 2 » Page 158

    After recovering from over-dieting, Miku quickly gained back the weight she had lost. She receives a text message from her boyfriend, Shibutani, about scheduling time to meet up between their summer classes, but she turns him down.

    みく:
    「ごめんね渋谷」
    “I’m sorry, Shibutani.”
    「なんかやっぱり会いづらい…」
    “It’s still difficult to meet with you…”
    「また(ふと)っちゃって」
    “I’ve put in weight again…”
  • Difficult to say with 〜づらい

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    俺物語!! » Volume 1 » Page 141

    Takeo feels Rinko is keeping something from him, but can’t figure out what. Makoto and Ai meet with Rinko to confront her about it.

    (あい)
    ()って! 猛男(たけお)()づらいんでしょ? 猛男(たけお)()わないから!」
    “Tell me! It’s difficult to say to Takeo, right? But I won’t tell Takeo!”
    (まこと)
    絶対(ぜったい)()う…」
    “She’ll definitely tell him…”
  • Difficult to see the text with 〜づらい

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    好きな子がめがねを忘れた » Volume 1 » Page 12

    Komura shares his history book with Mie. Since Mie forgot her glasses, she leans in as she strains to see the material written in the book.

    小村(こむら)
    「どどどど どうしたの!? の!?!?」
    “Wh-wh-what’s wrong?!”
    三重(みえ)
    「ちょっと()えづらくて
    “It’s a bit difficult to see…”
  • Difficult to do with 〜づらい

    To express that an action is difficult, the auxiliary adjective may be づらい is appended to the verb stem.

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  • Difficult to pass on with 〜がたい

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    ご注文はうさぎですか? » Volume 1 » Page 46

    Visiting her new friend’s family’s café, Cocoa ponders over which menu item to order.

    ココア:
    「わー抹茶(まっちゃ)パフェもいいし クリームあんみつ白玉(しらたま)ぜんざいも ()がたいなあ」
    “Wow, then green tea parfait is good, but the cream anmitsu and dumpling red bean soup are difficult to pass on.”
  • Hard to believe with 〜がたい

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    怪盗セイント・テール » Volume 1 » Page 74

    A student from a lower grade enters the classroom. She stops and stares at Asuka Jr., one of the boys in the class.

    涼子(りょうこ)
    「ある特定(とくてい)のところに集中(しゅうちゅう)してない? しかも」
    “Isn’t she focused on one particular area? And on top of that…”
    恭子(きょうこ)
    「ものすごく(しん)じがたいところに……」
    “It’s in a frightfully hard to believe area…”
  • Difficult to do with 〜がたい

    To express that an action is difficult to do (by the person performing the action), the auxiliary adjective がたい may be appended to the verb stem.

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  • Difficult to do with 〜にくい

    To express that an action is difficult to do, the auxiliary adjective にくい may be appended to the verb stem

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  • Heard about getting along with animals with ~らしい

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    ご注文はうさぎですか? » Volume 1 » Page 49

    Rize tells Cocoa she heard animals other than Tippy don’t take a liking to Chino.

    リゼ:
    「チノはティッピー以外(いがい)動物(どうぶつ)(なつ)かないらしい
  • Heard about the effects of the hot water ~らしい

    Grammar Explanation

    ご注文はうさぎですか? » Volume 1 » Page 102

    Rize says she heard the hot water here has a good effect on high blood pressure and joint pain.

    リゼ:
    「ここのお()高血圧(こうけつあつ)関節痛(かんせつつう)効果(こうか)があるらしい