N3 Grammar Course

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JLPT Grammar Course
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N3 Grammar Course

Lesson 13: 〜がたい


Polite Form of Verb(drop the ます in the end) + がたい


「~がたい」means “It’s hard to…”.
It’s often used to express one’s subjective feeling.

Example Sentences:

It’s hard to understand his feeling.

It’s hard to decide which computer to buy.

The first impression is most lasting.

I find it difficult to believe.

It’s not easy to part with one’s favorite possessions.

I can’t tell which work is better than the other.

That is decidedly short of satisfactory.

It is difficult to ascertain what really happened.

The music is difficult for grownups to understand.

This behavior is energy-efficient in an environment where calories can be hard to come by.
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