違う

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S

Verb[edit]

違う (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana ちがう, romaji chigau, historical hiragana ちがふ)

  1. to be different; to differ (from something)
  2. (in conversation) no, that is wrong

Usage notes[edit]

This is used to disagree with someone in conversation like "no", but it is softer than saying "no" in English.

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