[JLPT grammar] Compare 見にくい and 見づらい, need more explanation

Today I am going to share the Q&A quoted from my JLPT N3 course!



Sensei, compare 見にくい and 見づらい,
I know a few things about each of them, but a good explanation on the uses of the two would be great.


[My Reply]

Both have the same meaning “〜するのがむずかしい, hard to do, difficult to do”
But these are slightly different.

These two have Kanji characters with their original meanings.

It’s a difficult situation to do that.

It is mentally or physically exhausting to do it. It’s stressful to do.

Use 〜づらい when you are finding your action difficult and stressful to do it.

The letters are small and hard to read.

I am stressed because the letters are too small for me to read.

I hope my answer helps you.😊


In the JLPT course, you can ask me any questions as much as you want.
I will teach you until you get it!



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