Japanese Word Entry

難しい

Simplified Japanese form: 難しい

Kana:むずかしい
Definitions:
  1. difficult, hard, troublesome, complicated, serious (disease, problem, etc.)

  2. fussy, particular, fastidious, hard to please, displeased

  3. gloomy, glum, sullen, serious (look)

  4. dirty, unclean, filthy, detestable

  5. unpleasant, uncomfortable, creepy, spooky

Alternative forms: 六借しい 、 六ヶ敷い
Alternative Kana: むつかしい

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Chinese characters used in this word

difficult, impossible, trouble, accident, defect, arduous, hard, unable
Readings
Mandarin: ㄋㄢˊ (nán), ㄋㄢˋ (nàn), ㄋㄨㄛˊ (nuó)
Cantonese: naan4, naan6
Japanese: ナン / かた.い、 -がた.い、 むずか.しい、 むづか.しい、 むつか.しい、 -にく.い
Korean: 난, 나
Vietnamese: nan, nạn
Variants
Simplified Chinese form:
Simplified Japanese form:

six, number six
Readings
Mandarin: ㄌㄧㄡˋ (liù), ㄌㄨˋ (lù)
Cantonese: luk6
Japanese: ロク、 リク / む、 む.つ、 むっ.つ、 むい、 むたび
Korean: 륙, 육
Vietnamese: lục

borrow, rent, lend, make pretext of
Readings
Mandarin: ㄐㄧㄝˋ (jiè)
Cantonese: ze3
Japanese: シャク、 シャ、 セキ / か.りる、 かり、 たとい
Korean: 차, 적
Vietnamese:
Variants
Semantic variant form:

spread, pave, sit, promulgate, diffuse, apply, paint
Readings
Mandarin: ㄈㄨ (fū)
Cantonese: fu1
Japanese: フ / し.く、 -し.き、 しき
Korean:
Vietnamese: phu
Variants
Semantic variant form: