JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
すご
Grade: S
kun’yomi

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Tokyo pitch accent of inflected forms of "凄い"
Source: Online Japanese Accent Dictionary
Stem forms
Continuative (連用形) 凄く ごく
[súꜜgòkù]
[sùgóꜜkù]
Terminal (終止形) 凄い [sùgóꜜì]
Attributive (連体形) 凄い [sùgóꜜì]
Key constructions
Informal negative 凄くない ごくない
くない
[súꜜgòkùnàì]
[sùgóꜜkùnàì]
Informal past 凄かった ごかった
かった
[súꜜgòkàttà]
[sùgóꜜkàttà]
Informal negative past 凄くなかった ごくなかった
くなかった
[súꜜgòkùnàkàttà]
[sùgóꜜkùnàkàttà]
Formal 凄いです いです [sùgóꜜìdèsù]
Conjunctive 凄くて ごくて
くて
[súꜜgòkùtè]
[sùgóꜜkùtè]
Conditional 凄ければ ごければ
ければ
[súꜜgòkèrèbà]
[sùgóꜜkèrèbà]

AdjectiveEdit

(すご) (sugoi-i (adverbial (すご) (sugoku))

  1. horrible, dreadful, ghastly
  2. terrific, terrible, awful
    (すご)(さむ)いです。
    Sugoku samui desu.
    It's very cold.
    今日(きょう)(すご)(あつ)い。
    Kyō wa sugoku atsui.
    It's awfully hot today.
  3. amazing, splendid, fantastic, great
    (すご)いね!
    Sugoi ne!
    Nice! / Awesome!

InflectionEdit

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.