Last modified on 27 November 2013, at 00:42

堅い

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: S

EtymologyEdit

The word 堅い was derived from ancient Japanese origin かたし (katashi: “hard”) and applied the meaning of Chinese letter 堅 that means keeping its physical shape or behaviour by its excellent quality.

AdjectiveEdit

堅い (-i inflection, hiragana かたい, romaji katai)

  1. firm, resolute
    彼女 (かのじょ)結婚 (けっこん)への意思 (いし) (かた)かった
    kanojo no kekkon e no ishi wa katakatta.
    She was absolutely determined to get married.
  2. honest, steadfast
    その僧侶 (そうりょ) (かた) (おこな)いをする。
    sono sōryo wa katai okonai o suru.
    The behaviour of the priest is honest.
  3. stern, strict, serious
     (かた) (はなし)はそのへんにして。。。
    Katai hanashi wa sono hen ni shite. . .
    Be strict about that...

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