眠い

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ねむ
Grade: S
kun’yomi

Adjective[edit]

眠い (-i inflection, hiragana ねむい, rōmaji nemui)

  1. sleepy
     (ねむ)なる
    nemuku naru
    to get/become sleepy
     (ねむ)そう () ()
    nemusō na me de miru
    to look with sleepy eyes
    • 竹久夢二, 《夜》
      「だってあたし (ねむ)くないの」
      “Datte atashi nemukunai no”
      "But I'm not sleepy."
  2. drowsy
     (ねむ)くてたまらない。
    Nemukute tamaranai.
    I'm feeling so drowsy.

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References[edit]

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