くさい

JapaneseEdit

Alternative spelling
臭い

PronunciationEdit

  • Tokyo pitch accent of inflected forms of "臭い"
Source: Online Japanese Accent Dictionary
Stem forms
Continuative (連用形) 臭く さく
[kúꜜsàkù]
[kùsáꜜkù]
Terminal (終止形) 臭い [kùsáꜜì]
Attributive (連体形) 臭い [kùsáꜜì]
Key constructions
Informal negative 臭くない さくない
くない
[kúꜜsàkùnàì]
[kùsáꜜkùnàì]
Informal past 臭かった さかった
かった
[kúꜜsàkàttà]
[kùsáꜜkàttà]
Informal negative past 臭くなかった さくなかった
くなかった
[kúꜜsàkùnàkàttà]
[kùsáꜜkùnàkàttà]
Formal 臭いです いです [kùsáꜜìdèsù]
Conjunctive 臭くて さくて
くて
[kúꜜsàkùtè]
[kùsáꜜkùtè]
Conditional 臭ければ さければ
ければ
[kúꜜsàkèrèbà]
[kùsáꜜkèrèbà]

AdjectiveEdit

くさい (kusai-i (adverbial くさく (kusaku))

  1. stinking, smelly, pungent; giving off a bad smell
  2. suspicious, fishy; arousing suspicion

SynonymsEdit

See alsoEdit

SuffixEdit

くさい (-kusai

  1. smells like; reeks of
  2. (negatively) very much like; conceptually similar to
    ジジ(くさ)
    jiji-kusai
    like an old man
  3. (with a quasi-adjective stem) an intensifier
    (めん)(どう)(くさ)
    mendō-kusai
    a hassle

Usage notesEdit

Forms an adjective.