Easy to do / Difficult to do - ~기 쉽다 / ~기 어렵다

Easy to do / Difficult to do - ~기 쉽다 / ~기 어렵다

This one is easy to learn. All you need to do is attach a nominalized verb to 쉽다 or 어렵다 to say that something is easy or difficult.

Written Forms

  • 하기 쉽다 = easy to do
  • 이해하기 쉽다 = easy to understand
  • 풀기 쉽다 = easy to solve
  • 보기 쉽다 = easy to see
  • 듣기 쉽다 = easy to listen
  • 말하기 쉽다 = easy to say
  • 가기 쉽다 = easy to go
Spoken Forms

  • 하기 쉬워 = easy to do
  • 이해하기 쉬워 = easy to understand
  • 풀기 쉬워 = easy to solve
  • 보기 쉬워 = easy to see
  • 듣기 쉬워 = easy to listen
  • 말하기 쉬워 = easy to say
  • 가기 쉬워 = easy to go

Written Forms
  • 하기 어렵다 = difficult to do
  • 이해하기 어렵다 = difficult to understand
  • 풀기 어렵다 = difficult to solve
  • 보기 어렵다 = difficult to see
  • 듣기 어렵다 = difficult to listen
  • 말하기 어렵다 = difficult to say
  • 가기 어렵다 = difficult to go
Spoken Forms

  • 하기 어려워 = difficult to do
  • 이해하기 어려워 = difficult to understand
  • 풀기 어려워 = difficult to solve
  • 보기 어려워 = difficult to see
  • 듣기 어려워 = difficult to listen
  • 말하기 어려워 = difficult to say
  • 가기 어려워 = difficult to go
이 문제 풀어봤어? = Have you tried solving this problem? [Try doing - 해 보다]
어. 이 문제는 정말 풀기 어려워. = Yes. This problem is really difficult to solve.

우리 서커스 보러 가자. = Let's go watch a circus.
사람들이 너무 많아서 보기 어려워 = Because of the crowd, it's difficult to see.

여자는 이해하기 어려워요 = It's difficult to understand woman.
아니에요. 남자가 더 이해하기 어려워요 = No. Man is more difficult to understand.
그렇게 생각해요? = Do you think so?
네. 정말 그렇게 생각해요. = Yes. I surely do.

제 말 들리세요? = Can you hear me?
아니요. 음악 소리 때문에 듣기 어려워요. = No. Because of the sound of music, it's difficult to hear.

낚시 가르쳐 주세요 = please teach me how to do fishing [Give the favour of doing - 해 주다]
그래요. 낚시는 하기 쉬워요. = Ok. Fishing is easy to do.

문제 = problem
풀다 = solve
풀어보다 = try solving
서커스 = circus
남자 = man
여자 = woman
생각하다 = think
그렇게 생각하다 = think so
정말 = really, very
너무 = very
음악 = music
소리 = sound
낚시 = fishing


  1. It would be great if you could write entries more often. I love your site. Keep up the good work. :)

  2. love this site, it keeps ordered all the grammar, and you teach how the informal forms work, not like any other site.
    Please, keep on with this site, we need more grammar! :P

  3. what does 때문 mean?

  4. if you don't care about this blog anymore just tell us...pff...

  5. Hi, I love your site so much. Thank you for all the work you have put in.

    I was wondering if you could write something about how to say "I DON'T want to do X." and also about "can't" using "못" and how it is different in meaning than "ㄹ 수 없다".

    If you cannot that is okay, you have done more than enough with what you have here!

    Thanks again, you really helped me out. Your explanations are very easy to understand and logical.

    Take Care!

  6. Hi ~K

    I've added "Don't want" and "Can't" sections to Verbs - Can & Want. Check them out.=>

  7. This is really good blog... Thanks for uploading. Please keep on posting..!!!


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