可愛い

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  • 可愛い(かわいい)
    かわいい (kawaii)
  • 可愛い(かわゆい)
    かわゆい (kawayui)

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  • usually written using kana aloneい adjective
    cute, adorable, charming, lovely, pretty
    • usually written using kana alone
      dear, precious, darling, pet
      • usually written using kana alone
        innocent, childlike, childish, lovable
        • usually written using kana alone
          dainty, cute little, tiny
          • lief, lieftallig, mooi, leuk, aardig, snoezig, charmant, aantrekkelijk, aanvallig, beminnelijk, schattig, doddig, snoeperig
            • mignon, chou, adorable, charmant, joli
              • cher, précieux, charmant, chéri, adorable
                • mignon petit, minuscule
                  • lieb, teuer, ans Herz gewachsen
                    • lieb, lieblich, allerliebst, liebenswert
                      • niedlich, süß, schnuckelig, reizend, entzückend, goldig, nett, schön, hold
                        • klein, winzig
                          • bemitleidenswert, bedauernswert
                            • niedlich, süß, schnuckelig, reizend, entzückend, goldig, nett, schön, hold
                              • sich schämen, sich genieren
                                • bedauernswert, bemitleidenswert
                                  • csinos, kedves, kedvenc, díszállat, hirtelen harag, kisállat
                                    • 1) милый, славный; миловидный, хорошенький, прелестный, 2) крошечный, маленький, (см.) かわいい
                                      • bonito, hermoso, preferido, querido, amado, encantador
                                        • precioso, fascinante, seductor, amado, querido, gracioso, favorito, especial
                                          • bonito, hermoso, lindo, mono, atractivo, encantador
                                            • precioso, fascinante, seductor, amado, querido, gracioso, favorito, especial
                                              • gullig, söt, rar, älskvärd, charmig

                                                Kanji in this word

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                                                • 5 strokes

                                                  can, passable, mustn't, should not, do not

                                                • 13 strokes

                                                  love, affection, favourite

                                                Adjective declension

                                                A list with all the derivative forms for the Adjective, depending of the grammatical use and the degree of formality.

                                                Plain
                                                Present可愛い - かわいい (kawaii) 
                                                Negative可愛くない - かわいくない (kawaikunai) 
                                                Past可愛かった - かわいかった (kawaikatta) 
                                                Past negative可愛くなかった - かわいくなかった (kawaikunakatta) 
                                                Te form可愛くて - かわいくて (kawaikute) 
                                                Adverbial可愛く - かわいく (kawaiku) 
                                                Polite
                                                Present可愛いです - かわいいです (kawaiidesu) 
                                                Negative可愛くありません - かわいくありません (kawaikuarimasen) 
                                                Past可愛かったです - かわいかったです (kawaikattadesu) 
                                                Past negative可愛くありませんでした - かわいくありませんでした (kawaikuarimasendeshita) 

                                                Example sentences

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                                                • Japanese sentence

                                                  私にとって子供たちは目の中に入れてもいたくないほどかわいいのです。 

                                                  Sentence analysis
                                                  Translation

                                                  My children are very precious to me.

                                                  Я очень дорожу своими детьми.


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                                                • Japanese sentence

                                                  ゆりかごで眠っているかわいい赤ちゃんをご覧なさい。 

                                                  Sentence analysis
                                                  Translation

                                                  Look at the cute little baby sleeping in the cradle.

                                                  Посмотрите на милую маленькую малышку, спящую в колыбели.


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                                                • Japanese sentence

                                                  ジルはかわいいだけでなく頭もよい。 

                                                  Sentence analysis
                                                  Translation

                                                  Jill is smart as well as pretty.

                                                  Jill est intelligente et également jolie.

                                                  Jill ist nicht nur süß, sondern auch intelligent.

                                                  Jill no solo es dulce, también es inteligente.


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                                                • Japanese sentence

                                                  この世にかわいい子はただ一人、母親にとってはそれはわが子。 

                                                  Sentence analysis
                                                  Translation

                                                  There's only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.

                                                  Il n'y a qu'un seul bel enfant au monde et chaque mère l'a.

                                                  In der Welt gibt es nur ein hübsches Kind und jede Mutter hat es.

                                                  На свете есть лишь одно милое дитя — у каждой матери.

                                                  Solamente hay un niño lindo en este mundo, y cada madre tiene uno.


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