低い

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Kanji in this term
Grade: 4
kun'yomi

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低い (-i inflection, hiragana ひくい, romaji hikui)

  1. low
    • 1933, 海野十三, 空襲下の日本:
      その (むこ)うの (かど) (はい)ると、屋根 (やね) (ひく)町家 (まちや) (なら) ()っていた。
      sono mukou no kado o hairu to, yane no hikui machiya ga narabitatte ita.
      He turned the corner and there was a line of townhouses with low roofs.
  2. short (height)
    • 1923, 宮本百合子, 弟子の心:
      その時分 (じぶん)から、 (わたし)はまるで () (ひく)であったので、 (きゅう)では一番前列 (いちばんまえれつ) (せき)がある。
      sono jibun kara, watashi wa marude se hikuku de atta node, kyū de wa ichiban mae retsu ni seki ga aru.
      At that time I was so short that I my seat was in the row at the head of the class.
  3. low in pitch
    • 1915, 豊島与志雄, 囚われ:
      「ええ、」と富子 (とみこ) (ひく) (こた)えた。
      "ē, " to tomiko wa hikuku kotaeta.
      "Mhm," Tomiko replied in a low voice.

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