危うい

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
あや
Grade: 6
kun'yomi

Adjective[edit]

危うい (-i inflection, hiragana あやうい, rōmaji ayaui)

  1. dangerous, critical, serious
     (おも)っても (まな)ばねば (すなわ) (あや)うい
    Omotte mo manabaneba sunawachi ayaui.
    A thinking without learning is just dangerous.
  2. uncertain, unreliable, insecure
     (かれ)当選 (とうせん) (あや)うい
    Kare no tōsen wa ayaui.
    His winning seems insecure.
  3. limping, narrow, close
     (あや)うい (ところ) (たす)かった。
    Ayaui tokoro o tasukatta.
    I had a narrow escape.

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