Meaning

Primary

Difficult

Alternative

Hard

Word Type

い adjective

Explanation

This is a single kanji with an on the end, meaning you know it's probably an adjective. What's the adjective form of difficult? It's also difficult.

Reading

むずかしい
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

Since this word consists of a kanji with hiragana attached, you can bet that it will use the kun'yomi reading. You didn't learn that reading with this kanji, so here's a mnemonic to help you: It's awfully difficult to load a cow into your Moo-zooka (むずか). Click. Boom!

Context

Context Sentences

そのかん者は、難しい手術の後のとうげをこしました。

The patient has turned the corner after a difficult surgery.

このみぞを飛んでわたるのは難しいと思うんだ。

I think it would be difficult to leap across this ditch.

「これはどうすればいいの?」「ロケット科学みたいに難しいものじゃあないよ。貸して。やってみせてあげるよ。」

"How do I do this?" "It’s not as hard as rocket science. Give me that. Let me show you."

Kanji Composition