Languages › Japanese Meaning of Muzukashii in Japanese Share Flipboard Email Print Difficult Assignment. PeopleImages.com / Getty Images Japanese Essential Japanese Vocabulary History & Culture Japanese Grammar By Namiko Abe Japanese Language Expert B.A., Kwansei Gakuin University Namiko Abe is a Japanese language teacher and translator, as well as a Japanese calligraphy expert. She has been a freelance writer for nearly 20 years. our editorial process Namiko Abe Updated April 18, 2018 Muzukashii is a Japanese word meaning hard or difficult. Learn more about its pronunciation and usage using the information below. Pronunciation Click here to listen to the audio file. Meaning hard; difficult; troublesome; serious Japanese Characters 難しい (むずかしい) Example & Translation Nihongo wa sonnani muzukashikunai.日本語はそんなに難しくない。 or in English: Japanese is not that difficult to learn.