Last modified on 26 November 2013, at 19:25

怪しい

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: S

AdjectiveEdit

怪しい (-i inflection, hiragana あやしい, romaji ayashii)

  1. suspicious, shady
     (あや)しい人物 (じんぶつ)
    ayashii jinbutsu
    suspicious person
     (あや)しい商売 (しょうばい)
    ayashii shōbai
    shady business
  2. fumbling, unsteady, awkward
     (かれ)日本語 (にほんご)はかなり (あや)しい
    kare no nihongo wa kanari ayashii.
    His Japanese is quite awkward.
    著者 (ちょしゃ)主張 (しゅちょう)足元 (あしもと) (あや)しい
    chosha no shuchō wa ashimoto ga ayashii.
    The writer's argument is on an unsteady footing.
  3. suspect, doubtful
    出来 (でき)るか如何 (どう) (あや)しい
    dekiru ka dō ka ayashii.
    Whether it can be done or not is suspect [doubtful].
  4. eerie, uncanny
    Also written 妖しい in this sense.

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