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Kanji in this term
せつ
Grade: 2
on’yomi

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AdjectiveEdit

切ない (-i inflection, hiragana せつない, rōmaji setsunai)

  1. heartrending; intensely and painfully sad; filling one with great sadness
     (せつ)ない (うた) (うた)
    setsunai uta o utau
    to sing a heartrending song
     (せつ)ない () ()
    setsunai kimochi
    unbearably sad feelings
  2. suffocating; oppressive
    スモッグが ()えているから、あちらの (てん) () (せつ)ないでしょな。
    Sumoggu ga fueteiru kara, achira no tenki wa setsunai desho na.
    The weather over there is harsh because of the high smog, yeah.

InflectionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hirayama, Tetsuo (1960) 全国アクセント辞典 (Nationwide Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: 東京堂,.