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難い
悪い
Readings

nikui
がたい
gatai

Reading restricted to 難い
English
Suffix
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
See also: 為難い・しにくい
Usually written using kana alone
after -masu stem of verb
difficult to ..., hard to ...

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Grammar
にくい: Is diffcult to do
がたい: Vm, ~ difficult to
Conjugated forms
Present, Future にくい
is [x]
にくくない
is not [x]
Past にくかった
was [x]
にくくなかった
was not [x]
Te-form, Continuative にくくて
is [x] and...
にくくなくて
is not [x] and...
Kanjis
ON: ナン KUN: かた.い, -がた.い, むずか.しい, むづか.しい, むつか.しい, -にく.い
difficult, impossible, trouble, accident, defect

Stroke: 18 Grade: 6 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 1-10-8 FC: 4051.1


ON: アク, オ KUN: わる.い, わる-, あ.し, にく.い, -にく.い, ああ, いずくに, いずくんぞ, にく.む
bad, vice, rascal, false, evil, wrong

Stroke: 11 Grade: 3 JLPT: N3 SKIP: 2-7-4 FC: 1033.3


Phrases
これは始末の難い問題だ。
Parts: 此れ (これ) 始末 (しまつ) 難い (かたい) 問題 (もんだい)
This is a difficult problem to solve.

プラスチックは割れにくい。
Parts: プラスチック (プラスティック) 割れる (われる) 難い (にくい)
Plastic does not break easily.