可笑しい

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Japanese[edit]

See also 可笑し
Kanji in this term
Grade: 5 Grade: 4

Etymology[edit]

From earlier をかし (wokashi)
Jukujikun from (カ, ka): (-able) + (笑う, わらう, warau): (laugh)

Adjective[edit]

可笑しい (-i inflection, hiragana おかしい, romaji okashii)

  1. strange, funny, laughable
    あのピエロの (うご)きは、可笑 (おか)しい
    ano piero no ugoki wa, okashii.
    That clown's behavior is funny.
    彼女 (かのじょ)可笑 (おか)しいけど綺麗 (きれい)だ。
    kanojo wa okashii kedo kirei da.
    She is strange but pretty.
  2. unreasonable, illogical
    追試 (ついし)をしても証明 (しょうめい)できなければ、その論文 (ろんぶん)可笑 (おか)しい
    tsuishi o shite mo shōmei dekinakereba, sono ronbun wa okashii.
    The report is unreasonable if even the supplementary examination cannot prove it.

Inflection[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • 可笑しい is rare. おかしい is the common form.

See also[edit]