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JLPT N4 Grammar: にくい (nikui)

にくい (nikui)

Meaning: difficult to…; hard to…

How to use the: Verb-ますstem + にくい

Explain:
Used to indicate that something is difficult to do
Used to indicate the nature of the object (person or thing) is difficult to change, or indicates something difficult to happen.

Example sentences:
1, 漢字は書きにくいです。
Kanji wa kaki nikuidesu.
Kanji is hard to write.

2, きみには乗り越えにくいこともわかる。
kimi ni wa norikoe nikui koto mo wakaru.
I know this isn’t easy for you.

3, 言いにくいんだろうけど、あなたのこと、わかってあげたいだけなの。
iinikuin darou kedo, anata no koto, wakatte agetai dake na no.
I know it’s hard for you to tell me, but I want to understand you.

4, 人前ではちょっと話しにくい内容なのです。
Hitomaede wa chotto hanashi nikui naiyōna nodesu.
It was a somewhat difficult content to say in public

5, この質問には答えにくいです。
kono shitsumon niwa kotaenikui desu.
It’s difficult to answer this question.

Attention:
「に く い」 Separating like an adjective 「い」

このペンはとても使いにくくて使わない。
Kono pen wa totemo tsukai nikukute tsukawanai.
This pen is hard to use, so I don’t use it

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