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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.

Properties of づらい as an auxiliary adjective include:

  • Used with verbs that involve intention.
  • Action can be accomplished, but requires hard work to do so (has obstacles to overcome).
  • More subjective to the person doing the task than にくい and がたい.

Further reading


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