生意気

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
なま
Grade: 1

Grade: 3

Grade: 1
kun’yomi kan’on

Etymology[edit]

From (nama-, rawinexperienced, saucy) +‎ 意気 (iki, spirit).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjectival noun[edit]

生意気 (-na inflection, hiragana なまいき, rōmaji namaiki)

  1. cheeky, impertinent, fresh, wise

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

生意気 (hiragana なまいき, rōmaji namaiki)

  1. sauce, cheekiness, cockiness

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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