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Learn JLPT N1 Grammar: にかたくない (ni katakunai)

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Meaning: it’s not hard to

Formation:

Verb-dictionary form + にかたくない
Noun + にかたくない

Example sentences:

その三ヶ月のあいだに、どんなことが起ったか? それは想像にかたくない。
What has taken place during those 3 months? It’s not hard to guess.
sono sankagetsu no aida ni, donna koto ga okotta ka. sore wa souzou ni katakunai.

 

愛する人を失った彼女の悲しみは察するにかたくない。
It’s not hard to guess how sad she is for losing her loved one.
aisuru hito o ushinatta kanojo no kanashimi wa sassuru ni katakunai.

 

オスカー受賞者の喜びは、察するにかたくない。
It’s not hard to guess how happy Oscar winners are.
osukaa jushousha no yorokobi wa, sassuru ni katakunai.

 

彼の実力を見れば、いかに努力したかは想像にかたくない。天才は1%のひらめきと99%の努力によって作られるというではないか。
Seeing his ability, it’s not hard to imagine how hard he’s worked. Isn’t genius 1% talent and 99% percent hard work?
kare no jitsuryoku o mireba, ikani doryoku shita ka wa souzou ni katakunai. tensai wa ichi paasento no hirameki to kyuujukyuu paasento no doryoku ni yotte tsukurareru to iu dewa nai ka.


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Learn JLPT N1 Grammar: にかたくない (ni katakunai)

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そのとき、彼がどんなにつらかったかは察するにかたくない。
It’s not hard to guess what he went through at that time.
sono toki, kare ga donna ni tsurakatta ka wa sassuru ni katakunai.

 

彼女の幸せな気持ち、感謝、たとえようもない歓喜の気持ちは想像にかたくない。
The joy, the gratitude, the exquisite delight of her sensations may be imagined.
kanojo no shiawase na kimochi, kansha, tatoeyou mo nai kanki no kimochi wa souzou ni katakunai.

 

これを聞くと、一同は、また顔を見あわせた。自分たちのような暮らしをうらやむものがあろうとは、理解もできないし、信じられもしないことだった。彼らにとって生活はそれほど苦しかったのだ。熱心に、執拗に、あけすけな態度で話しているこの青年にたいする彼らの疑惑は、いっそう強くなるばかりであった。なぜなら、この若者は土の家が好きだと言うからである。彼がこれまで、どんなぜいたくな暮らしをしてきたか、それは想像にかたくない。
At this the men looked at each other again, none understanding or believing that anyone could envy the life they had, because to them it was so bitter. They were only more filled with doubt of this young man who sat there speaking in his eager willful open way because he said he loved an earthen house. Well it was not hard for them to imagine how well he had lived.
kore o kiku to, ichidou wa, mata kao o miawaseta. jibuntachi no you na kurashi o urayamu mono ga arou to wa, rikai mo dekinai shi, shinjirare mo shinai koto datta. karera ni totte seikatsu wa sore hodo kurushikatta no da. nesshin ni, shitsuyou ni, akesuke na taido de hanashite iru kono seinen ni tai suru karera no giwaku wa, issou tsuyoku naru bakari de atta. naze nara, kono wakamono wa tsuchi no ie ga suki da to iu kara de aru. kare ga kore made, donna zeitaku na kurashi o shite kita ka, sore wa souzou ni katakunai.

 


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