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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
きら
Grade: S
kun'yomi

PronunciationEdit

Adjectival nounEdit

嫌い (-na inflection, hiragana きらい, rōmaji kirai)

  1. hateful
    大都市 (だいとし) (きら)です。
    Daitoshi wa kirai desu.
    I hate big cities.
     (ぼく)はコーヒーが (きら)だ。
    Boku wa kōhī ga kirai da.
    I don't like coffee.

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NounEdit

嫌い (hiragana きらい, rōmaji kirai)

  1. (literary) a suspicion, a tendency, to smack of
    ジムくんは () ()ぎの (きら)がある。
    Jimu-kun wa ikisugi no kirai ga aru.
    Jim has a tendency of going too far.

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Yasuo Kitahara, 明鏡国語辞典 (Meikyō Kokugo Jiten), First Edition (in Japanese), Tokyo: Taishūkan Shoten, ISBN 4469021067
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.