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what is the meaning of じゃきつい in this conversation?

Discussion in 'Learning Japanese' started by letslearn, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. letslearn

    letslearn 先輩

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    Hi Guys,
    I have a listening practice question I am trying at the moment but I don't understand something in the final line.

    To sum up the conversation. There is a male and female student talking and the male is trying to get the female to go on a trip to the sea on Sunday. However the female declines as she has a test on monday and needs to study.

    He says the following
    同曜日に頑張ったら大丈夫だよ。

    and she replies
    うーん。苦手な科目だから一日じゃきついかも。また今度誘って。

    i get that as she is weak at this subject and wants both days to study, so asks him to please invite her next time.

    but what is the meaning/Grammar of 一日じゃきついかも?
    i seems a bit like the English saying "one day probably won't cut it"


    よろしくお願いします。
     
  2. Mike Cash

    Mike Cash 骨も命も皆此の土地に埋めよう

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    じゃ = では

    Note that this では is the particle で and not the copula で.

    【 (一日) で 】は 【 きつい 】

    Or maybe it is the copula. Hell, I don't know.
     
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  3. Toritoribe

    Toritoribe 禁漁期
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    Yes, で is a particle, indicating "time period" as same as 20分で駅に着いた or あとひと月で家が完成する. 一日でテスト勉強を終えるのはきつい makes more sense, maybe?

    同曜日 must be a mishearing of 土曜日.
    きつい means tough/tight/demanding there.
     
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  4. letslearn

    letslearn 先輩

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    Thanks mikesan that makes Sense
     
  5. letslearn

    letslearn 先輩

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    No not a miss hearing a miss spelling. sorry about that.
    yeah that makes it easier to understand. thanks for your help.
     

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