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Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 不味い (mazui)

Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 不味い (mazui)

Kana: まずい
Kanji: 不味い
Romaji: mazui

Type: いadjective
Meaning: unappetising, unappetizing, unsavoury, unsavory, unpleasant, unskillful, unskilful, bungling, clumsy, poor
JLPT level: N5

Example sentences:

さらにまずいことに、供給がとだえる可能性はきわめて高い。
sara ni mazui koto ni, koukyuu ga todaeru kanousei wa kiwamete takai.
What’s worse, the potential for supply disruption is severe.

賃金案に関する投票は非常にまずい結果になった。
chinginan ni kan suru touhyou wa hijou ni mazui kekka ni natta.
The ballot on their pay offer went badly wrong.

不味い (mazui)

まずいですから、ここは私たちに任せて、早くお帰りを…
mazui desu kara, koko wa watashitachi ni makasete, hayaku o kaeri o…
This could be bad, so maybe you should leave. We’ll handle things.

母がひどく悪いらしいんだ。何か発作でも起こったらしい。まずいことに、中から鍵をかけてしまっているんだ。
haha ga hidoku warui rashiin da. nanika hossa demo okotta rashii. mazui koto ni, naka kara kagi o kakete shimatte irun da.
I’m afraid my mother is very ill. She seems to be having some kind of fit. Unfortunately she has locked herself in.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 不好吃 (bù hào chī)
Korean: 맛이 없다 (mas-i eobsda)

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