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JLPT N2 Grammar: なかなか~ない (nakanaka~nai)

なかなか~ない (nakanaka~nai)

Meaning: not easy to; struggling to; not able to~

Explain:
Use when performing an action that is difficult for the subject to perform, performing hard.
Used in the case of no-how (the case automatically from) to express the situation is not better.

Example sentences:
1, 母の病気はなかなか治らない
Haha no byōki wa nakanaka naoranai
My mother’s illness is still not cured

2, こんなに荷物がなかなか運ばない
Kon’nani nimotsu ga nakanaka hakobanai
I can’t carry my luggage this way

3, 寿司はなかなか作れない
Sushi wa nakanaka tsukurenai
It’s not easy making sushi

Attention:
Using the undivided verb in the possibility form, when used in this sentence form, it can still mean “not easy to do”, “difficult to do”.

私には漢字がなかなか読まない
Watashiniha kanji ga nakanaka yomanai
I can’t read kanji / I have difficulty reading Kanji

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