March 10 – rough time

March 10, 2019    =========

☆  rough time  つらい時


When someone is going through a rough time, it means they are going through a challenging period in their life and they are struggling to do or cope with something. Saying goodbye to someone would definitely count as a rough time, I’d say, but whether you were struggling or unable to cope, would depend on the situation.

For example, if a friend moves to a different state or prefecture, you’d go through a rough time, I’m sure, but you’d most likely be able to cope, right? On the other hand, if you lost your job, and then someone in your family got very sick, that would definitely be a rough time that you might find hard to cope with.

I hope you aren’t going through a rough time at the moment.