悪い

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Japanese[edit]

Pronunciation 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
わる
Grade: 3
kun’yomi

Adjective[edit]

悪い (-i inflection, hiragana わるい, rōmaji warui)

  1. bad; wicked; evil
     (わる) (ひと)
    warui hito
    bad person
    • 1999 March 1, “ファランクス [Phalanx]”, in BOOSTER 1 (in Japanese), Konami:
       (うえ)にも (した)にも (あたま)がある、 () () (わる)ヤツ。 (くち)からはレーザーを ()く。
      Ue ni mo shita ni mo atama ga aru, kimochiwarui yatsu. Kuchi kara wa rēzā o haku.
      A monstrosity with two heads stacked together horizontally symmetrically. It shoots laser out of its one mouth.
    • 1999 September 23, “ペイルビースト [Pale Beast]”, in Vol.5 (in Japanese), Konami:
       (あお) (じろ) (はだ)をした、 () () (わる) (しょう) (たい) () (めい)のモンスター。
      Aojiroi hada o shita, kimi no warui shōtai fumei no monsutā.
      A sickly-looking strange pale-skinned monster.
  2. wrong; to blame
     (わる)かった。
    Warukatta.
    My bad.
  3. inferior
  4. improper; bad
    調 (ちょう) () (わる)
    chōshi ga warui
    out of form
  5. harmful; damaging
  6. sick; unwell; ill
  7. sorry; apologetic; regretful
     (わる)けど、明日 (あした)ね。
    Warui kedo, ashita ne.
    Tomorrow, okay? I'm sorry.
Inflection[edit]
Idioms[edit]

Pronunciation 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
にく
Grade: 3
kun’yomi

Adjective[edit]

悪い (-i inflection, hiragana にくい, rōmaji nikui)

  1. Alternative spelling of 憎い

References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.