Jisho

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Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.), I-adjective (keiyoushi)
1. unable to compete with; not able to make a dent in (e.g. a problem); not able to get a solid hit in (e.g. in a fight)
  • この
  • もんだい問題
  • むずか難しくて
  • わたし
  • には
  • 歯がたたない
  • This problem is beyond my powers.
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.), I-adjective (keiyoushi)
2. hard to chew
Other forms
歯がたたない 【はがたたない】

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