多い

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
おお
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

多い ‎(-i inflection, hiragana おおい, romaji ōi, historical hiragana おほい)

  1. there are many, there is much
    ここは、 (ひと) (おお)い。
    Koko wa, hito ga ōi.
    Here are many people.
    今年 (ことし)は、 (ゆき) (おお)い。
    Kotoshi wa, yuki ga ōi.
    It snows much this year.
    リンゴの (かず)は、ミカンより (おお)い。
    Ringo no kazu wa, mikan yori ōi.
    The number of apples apples is greater than the number of oranges.

Usage notes[edit]

多い cannot modify a noun to mean the referents of the noun are many.
  • *多い人 (wrong: many people)
  • 子供が多い人 (correct: a person with many children)
To modify a noun, use 多くの, たくさんの, 数多い, etc.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
  2. ^ 1974, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Second Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō