弱い

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Kanji in this term
よわ
Grade: 2
kun'yomi
See also 弱る

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弱い (-i inflection, hiragana よわい, rōmaji yowai, historical hiragana よわい)

  1. weak, powerless, vulnerable, vincible, delicate
     (よわ) (あい) ()
    yowai aite
    a weak opponent
     (さん) (よわ)
    san ni yowai
    vulnerable to acid
    • 2006 April 15, Anzai, Nobuyuki, “ウォーゲームさいしゅうけっせん アランVSバーサス.ハロウィン② [War Game Final Battle: Alan vs. Halloween ②]”, in MÄRメル MÄRCHEN AWAKENS ROMANCE [MÄR: MÄRCHEN AWAKENS ROMANCE], volume 13 (fiction, in Japanese), Tokyo: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-120125-3, page 153:
       (よわ) (やつ) (つよ) (やつ) () (せい)になるのは (ひつ) (ぜん)なんだ
      Yowai yatsu ga tsuyoi yatsu no gisei ni naru no wa hitsuzen nan da
      It’s inevitable that the weak become sacrifices for the strong

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