低い

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ひく
Grade: 4
kun’yomi

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. low
    血圧 (けつあつ) (ひく)
    ketsuatsu ga hikui
    blood pressure is low
    • 1933, 海野十三, 空襲下の日本:
      その (むこ)うの (かど) (はい)ると、 () () (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)
     (しん) (ちょう) (ひく)彼氏 (かれし)
    shinchō no hikui kareshi
    short boyfriend
    • 1923, 宮本百合子, 弟子の心:
      その () (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
     (ひく) (こえ)
    hikui koe
    low voice
    • 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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