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にくい
nikui
JLPT N3
Edit  tigert
Meaning
Is diffcult to do
He's difficult to understand, isn't he?
出来るごとが難しいです。
Edit  tigert
Formation
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Phrases
かれはわかりにくいでしょうかなぁ?
He's difficult to understand,isn't he?
Edit  #4750 ninja_k
たべにくいたべものがきらいだ。
I don't like difficult to eat foods.
Edit  #4751 ninja_k
このめずらしいきってはてにはいりにくいんだよ。
This rare stamp is hard to come by.
Edit  #4752 bamboo4
のせつめいはとてもわかりにくいですね
tigert`s explanation is very difficult to understand.
Edit  #6644 tigert
えいごでのほんをよみにくいです。
It's hard to read the book in English.
Edit  #8633 Sakuratree
おおくのがいじんにとって、なっとうをたべにくいんだ。
For many foreigners, natto is hard to eat.
Edit  #8680 Raitakun501
こおったたべものがたべにくいだ。
Frozen food is hard to eat.
Edit  #8681 Raitakun501
Discussion and comments
formed with Vm + (難い) にくい, making it an i adjective.
ninja_k
As for the comment in Notes, t should be にくい, not いくい. typo?
In kanji 'にくい' is in 難い or 悪い
'verb conjugation + にくい'.
Miki
fixed, thanks!
ninja_k
What's the difference between むずかしい and にくい?
crbennett
Hey groove in your second example. I don`t think you need the する.

思い出す is a verb already. other than that I like your explaination very clear I added a vocabulary note for yasui
tigert
The different is that 難い is added to a verb stem to change it to an adjective, whereas 難しい is an existing adjective meaning 'difficult', and thus can't be conjugated to a verb stem.

For example:

That word is difficult to remember (lit. That word's remembering is difficult.)
その言葉が思い出し難いな。

as compared to:

Remembering that word is difficult (lit. That word's remembering is difficult).
その言葉は思い出すことが難しいだ。

EDIT 10/15/07: You're right; thanks tiger!
Groove