やすい - yasui - How to say that it is easy to do something in Japanese?

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In today's article we will learn how to express the ease of performing a certain action. For this we use the adjective やすい / 易い (yasui) after the verb. See the example:

ひらがなは読みやすいです。
Hiragana wa yomi yasuidesu.
Hiragana is easy to read.

As with most verb conjugations, you must remove the end of the verb (ます or _ う) and put やすい to express that this action is easy.

You can also say that an action is difficult using the word にくい (nikui) when the action is objective and づらい (dzurai) when the action is subjective.

Here are some other example sentences: 

この教科書はわかりにくい
Kono kyōkasho wa wakari nikui
This book is difficult to understand.

この携帯は使いやすい
Kono keitai wa tsukai yasui
This phone is easy to use.

彼女は話しやすい
Kanojo wa hanashi yasui
She is easy to talk to.

読みやすい本
Yomi yasui hon
Easy to read book.

もっとわかりやすく教えて下さい。
Motto wakari yasuku oshiete kudasai.
Please teach us more clearly.

Video lessons

To finish the article we will leave a video explaining lesson from our sensei Luiz Rafael, along with the phrases below the video for you to study and add your own memorization tool like anki.

 

この教科書はわかりやすい。

Kono kyōkasho wa wakari yasui.
This teaching material is easy to understand.

この : this
教科書 (きょうかしょ) : educational material
わかる : understand, understand
やすい : easy

文庫本は小さくて持ちやすい。
Bunkobon wa chīsakute mochi yasui
Paperbacks are small and easy to carry.

文庫本 (ぶんこぼん) : pocket books
小さい (ちいさい) : small
持つ (もつ) : load
やすい : easy

もっと歩きやすい靴がほしいです。
Motto aruki yasui kutsu ga hoshīdesu
I want a shoe that is “easier to walk”.

もっと : more
歩る (あるく) : walking
やすい : easy
靴 (くつ) : shoe
ほしい : want

ここは滑りやすいから気をつけてください。
Koko wa suberi yasuikara kiwotsuketekudasai
As it is slippery “easy to slip” here, be careful.

ここ : here
滑る (すべる) : slip
やすい : easy
から : by because
気をつける (きをつける) : take care

To understand more about using expressions after the verb, we recommend that you read our other articles like: Temiru and Nagara. I hope you enjoyed the article! Thanks for the shares and comments.