素早い

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 5
はや > ばや
Grade: 1
jūbakoyomi

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素早い (-i inflection, hiragana すばやい, rōmaji subayai)

  1. fast; quick; nimble; agile
    • 1999 July 22, “キャッツ・フェアリー [Cat’s Fairy]”, in Vol.4 (in Japanese), Konami:
      ネコの (よう) (せい) (あい)らしい姿 (すがた)とはうらはらに、 () (ばや) (てき)をひっかく。
      Neko no yōsei. Airashii sugata to wa urahara ni, subayaku teki o hikkaku.
      A feline fairy who, despite her lovely appearance, claws her enemies in a flash.
    • 1999 November 18, “キャット・レディ [Cat Lady]”, in Vol.6 (in Japanese), Konami:
       () (ばや) (うご)きで (こう) (げき)をかわし、 (するど)いかぎづめで (おそ)いかかる。
      Subayai ugoki de kōgeki o kawashi, surudoi kagizume de osoikakaru.
      She will charge at you real quick and maul you with her sharp claws.
  2. keen; sharp

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