かわいそう

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Japanese[edit]

Alternative spellings
可哀想
可哀相

Etymology[edit]

かわいい ((obsolete) pitiable) +‎ そう (appears to be; looks like)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjectival noun[edit]

かわいそう (kawaisōかはいさう (kafaisau)? -na (adnominal かわいそう (kawaisō na), adverbial かわいそう (kawaisō ni))

  1. pitiable; pitiful; poor
    Synonyms: 気の毒, 可憐

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN