Tag: 〜がたい

  • Difficult to pass on with 〜がたい

    Grammar Explanation

    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.

    「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

    Grammar Explanation

    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.

    「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…”
    “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.