How to say Struggle in French [+10 Examples]

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In this grammar lesson you will learn how to say struggle in French.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to say struggle in French
  • how the idiom is used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on how to say struggle in French
  • the way Anki files can be downloaded for how to say struggle in French

Please refer to the French B1 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about how this fits in the overall structure of French B1.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about how to say struggle in French!

Table of Contents

Struggle to [do something]

If you want to say “struggle to [do something]“, then you will use the following idiom:

  • avoir du mal à + [infinitive] = struggle to [do something]

J’ai du mal à entendre.

I can’t hear very well.

J’ai du mal à le comprendre.

I find it hard to understand him.

Elle a du mal à nager.

She finds it difficult to swim.

Ces patients ont du mal à marcher.

These patients have difficulty walking.

Avez-vous du mal à perdre du poids ?

Do you find it difficult to lose weight?

Struggle with [something]

If you want to say “struggle with [something]“, then you will use the following idiom:

  • avoir du mal avec + [noun] = struggle with [something]

J’ai du mal avec les noms.

I’m not good with names.

J’ai du mal avec la grammaire française.

I have difficulty with French grammar.

J’ai du mal avec les mathématiques.

Mathematics is difficult for me.

Avez-vous du mal avec cet exercice ?

Are you struggling with this exercise?

Ils ont du mal avec ces questions.

They have difficulty with these questions.

Example Sentences on How to say Struggle in French

The final section of this lesson on how to say struggle in French is about seeing the idiom in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on how to say struggle in French through examples.

Here you can find the sentences of the previous chapters, neatly stored in one place.

J’ai du mal à entendre.

I can’t hear very well.

J’ai du mal à le comprendre.

I find it hard to understand him.

Elle a du mal à nager.

She finds it difficult to swim.

Ces patients ont du mal à marcher.

These patients have difficulty walking.

Avez-vous du mal à perdre du poids ?

Do you find it difficult to lose weight?

J’ai du mal avec les noms.

I’m not good with names.

J’ai du mal avec la grammaire française.

I have difficulty with French grammar.

J’ai du mal avec les mathématiques.

Mathematics is difficult for me.

Avez-vous du mal avec cet exercice ?

Are you struggling with this exercise?

Ils ont du mal avec ces questions.

They have difficulty with these questions.

Quiz Yourself on How to say Struggle in French

It’s not enough to just read this lesson.

You should test your knowledge to see if you really understood everything, and to be able to repeat the material.

It is also for this reason that it is recommended to download the Anki Decks and practice them.

At the end of every lesson you can do a small test.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter. It is up to you to give the correct answer.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!

Anki File for How to say Struggle in French

It is important to do the Anki excercises for this lesson, so that you can remember what you just studied.

By downloading the Anki File for French B1 you can practice every French B1 lesson that is on Language Atlas.

At this moment the Anki File for this lesson doesn’t exist yet. However, in due time this will be available on Language Atlas.

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or don’t know how to use Anki or merge Anki files please click here.

Anki can be downloaded from here.

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