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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: S

AdjectiveEdit

臭い (-i inflection, hiragana くさい, romaji kusai)

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

SynonymsEdit

See alsoEdit

NounEdit

臭い (hiragana におい, romaji nioi, historical hiragana にほひ)

  1. odor, scent, smell, whiff, stench
  2. aura
  3. sense
  4. flavor
  5. smacks of

Usage notesEdit

  • More often written as 匂い.

SuffixEdit

臭い (hiragana くさい, romaji -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
    面倒 (めんどう) (くさ)
    mendō-kusai
    a hassle

Usage notesEdit

Forms an adjective.