Meaning

Primary

Trouble

Alternative

Difficulty

Word Type

noun, な adjective

Explanation

When you're looking straight into the face of a collapse it means trouble and difficulty coming soon.

Reading

めんどう
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well. The とう goes to どう, though. Agh, what a 面倒.

Context

Context Sentences

面倒な仕事をおし付けられたと思ったことは、一度もありません。

I never once thought they'd given me troublesome tasks.

こりゃまた面倒な仕事を引き受けたもんだね。

You've taken on such a difficult job!

今に見てなさい。あのフグ少年はきっと面倒を引き起こすわよ。

Mark my words. That Fugu boy is going to cause trouble.

Kanji Composition