I read the definition of the word 苦しむ:


I don't understand what the つらい is doing there. Does it mean the same as づらい. Is there any difference between them?

If so, then I interpret it as "To think "hard to feel body-pain and pain"", is that correct?

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    づらい is added to a ます-stem, not a て-form.
    – aguijonazo
    Jan 19, 2022 at 14:13

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Because it's after the て-form, つらい doesn't apply to the verb.

〇〇感じてつらい doesn't mean "it's hard to feel". It means "it's tough because I feel 〇〇".


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