JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
うす
Grade: S
kun’yomi

PronunciationEdit

  • Tokyo pitch accent of inflected forms of "薄い"
Source: Online Japanese Accent Dictionary
Stem forms
Continuative (連用形) 薄く すく [ùsúkú]
Terminal (終止形) 薄い すい
[ùsúí]
[ùsúꜜì]
Attributive (連体形) 薄い すい [ùsúí]
Key constructions
Informal negative 薄くない すくな [ùsúkúnáꜜì]
Informal past 薄かった かった [ùsúꜜkàttà]
Informal negative past 薄くなかった すくなかった [ùsúkúnáꜜkàttà]
Formal 薄いです いです [ùsúꜜìdèsù]
Conjunctive 薄くて くて [ùsúꜜkùtè]
Conditional 薄ければ ければ [ùsúꜜkèrèbà]

AdjectiveEdit

(うす) (usui-i (adverbial (うす) (usuku))

  1. thin
    (うす)キーボード
    usui kībōdo
    thin keyboard
  2. (figuratively) thin, weak, diluted
    (うす)(あじ)
    usui aji
    weak flavor
    反応(はんのう)(うす)
    hannō ga usui
    receiving a weak reaction; receiving a weak response
    必要性(ひつようせい)(うす)
    hitsuyōsei ga usui
    not very necessary
    (literally, “[its] necessity is thin”)

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