数学は大変だから、よくわかりません

Japanese translation: 数学は難しいから、よくわかりません 

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Japanese term or phrase:数学は大変だから、よくわかりません
Selected answer:数学は難しいから、よくわかりません 
Entered by: humbird

02:33 Feb 14, 2011
Japanese language (monolingual) [PRO]
Art/Literary - Education / Pedagogy
Japanese term or phrase: 数学は大変だから、よくわかりません
I was given three sentences to see which one is grammatically and culturally correct. I had no problems with the first one; it was straight forward. But I'm not so sure about sentences 2 and 3. Can anyone help?

1. 数学は難しいから、よくわかりません -OK
2. 数学は大変だから、よくわかりません - Not OK?
3. 数学はわかりにくいから、よくわかりません - Not OK?
Wei Peng Loy
Local time: 02:09
数学は難しいから、よくわかりません 
Explanation:
2. is OK, as quite often "taihen" means "muzukashii". For instance "Sono shigoto wa honto ni **taihen** deshita." However, 3. is out ot cultural and grammertical context. Of course some native Japanese would use such expression, but only a child, or in very casual or in informal situation.
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humbird
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I agree with your sample sentence "sono shigoto wa honto ni taihen deshita" but "suugaku wa taihen dakara, yoku wakarimasen" doesn't sound right to me. Thanks.
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humbird


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数学は難しいから、よくわかりません 


Explanation:
2. is OK, as quite often "taihen" means "muzukashii". For instance "Sono shigoto wa honto ni **taihen** deshita." However, 3. is out ot cultural and grammertical context. Of course some native Japanese would use such expression, but only a child, or in very casual or in informal situation.

humbird
Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese, Native in EnglishEnglish
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I agree with your sample sentence "sono shigoto wa honto ni taihen deshita" but "suugaku wa taihen dakara, yoku wakarimasen" doesn't sound right to me. Thanks.
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