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やっとの事で
Readings
やっとのことで
yattonokotode
Meanings
Expression
Usually written using kana alone
just managing, with great difficulty

Kanji
ON: ジ, ズKUN: こと, つか.う, つか.える
matter, thing, fact, business, reason, possibly

Example sentences
その老婦人はやっとの事で階段を上った。Parts: 其の (その), 老婦人 (ろうふじん), やっとの事で (やっとのことで), 階段 (かいだん), 登る (のぼる)The old lady climbed the stairs with difficulty.
The old woman climbed the stairs with difficulty.

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