古い

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2

Alternative formsEdit

  • 故い
  • 旧い

AdjectiveEdit

古い (-i inflection, hiragana ふるい, romaji furui)

  1. (not of a person) old, aged, antiqued
     (わたし)以前 (いぜん) (ふる)ロールスロイスを ()っていた。
    watashi wa izen furui rōrusuroisu o motteita.
    I used to own an old Rolls-Royce.
     (わたし) (ふる)ランプを ()った。
    watashi wa furui ranpu o katta.
    I bought an old lamp.

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InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • 古 (ふる)い革袋 (かわぶくろ)に新 (あたら)しい酒 (さけ)を盛 (も)る (furui kawabukuro ni atarashii sake o moru): to put new wine into old wineskins, to put new wine into old bottles
  • 新 (あたら)しい酒 (さけ)は古 (ふる)い革袋 (かわぶくろ)に入 (い)れる (atarashii sake wa furui kawabukuro ni ireru): to put new wine into old wineskins, to put new wine into old bottles
Last modified on 27 November 2013, at 01:17