黄色い

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
いろ
Grade: 2
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling
黃色い (kyūjitai)

Etymology[edit]

From ()(いろ) (kiiro) + (-i).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Tokyo pitch accent of inflected forms of "黄色い"
Source: Online Japanese Accent Dictionary
Stem forms
Continuative (連用形) 黄色く いろく [kìírókú]
Terminal (終止形) 黄色い いろい
いろ
[kìíróí]
[kìíróꜜì]
Attributive (連体形) 黄色い いろい [kìíróí]
Key constructions
Informal negative 黄色くない いろくな [kìírókúnáꜜì]
Informal past 黄色かった いろかった [kìíróꜜkàttà]
Informal negative past 黄色くなかった いろくなかった [kìírókúnáꜜkàttà]
Formal 黄色いです いろいです [kìíróꜜìdèsù]
Conjunctive 黄色くて いろくて [kìíróꜜkùtè]
Conditional 黄色ければ いろければ [kìíróꜜkèrèbà]

Adjective[edit]

()(いろ) (kiiroi-i (adverbial ()(いろ) (kiiroku))

  1. yellow
    Synonym: (Hakata) きない (kinai)
    (きん)()(いろ)です。
    Kin wa kiiroi desu.
    Gold is yellow.
  2. (of a voice) high-pitched
    Synonym: かんだかい (kandakai)
    ()(いろ)(せい)(えん)
    kiiroi seien
    shrill cheering

Usage notes[edit]

Not used in imperative form. If you want to express the same meaning, you should use 黄色くなれ (kiirokunare).

Inflection[edit]

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 (in Japanese), Third edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, editor (1998), NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK Publishing, →ISBN
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.