若い

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
わか
Grade: 6
kun'yomi

Adjective[edit]

若い (-i inflection, hiragana わかい, romaji wakai)

  1. young, juvenile
  2. energetic, fresh
  3. immature: "考えが若い"; (one's thought is immature)
  4. lesser in an order, smaller, earlier: "若い番号" (smaller number); "若いイニング" (earlier inning).

Usage notes[edit]

In the sense of "young," this word is only used for young adults, not children.

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