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Learn JLPT N4 Vocabulary: 怖い (kowai)

Learn JLPT N4 Vocabulary: 怖い (kowai)

Kana: こわい
Kanji: 怖い; 恐い
Romaji: kowai

Type: adjective-i

Meaning: scary; frightening; dreadful

Example sentences:

女は怒ると怖いねえ!
onna wa okoru to kowai nee.
Nothing scarier than an angry woman!

彼に会うのが怖いけれど、会いたくないわけではない。
kare ni au no ga kowai keredo, aitakunai wake dewa nai.
I’m afraid of seeing him, but it doesn’t mean that I don’t want to see him.

男嫌いなわけじゃなくて、怖いんです。
otoko girai na wake janakute, kowain desu.
I don’t hate men, I’m scared of them.

怖い (kowai)

まさか、怖いなんて言うんじゃないでしょうね!
masaka, kowai nante iun janai deshou ne.
Don’t tell me you are frightened!

鍵をかけておけば、怖いことはないさ。
kagi o kakete okeba, kowai koto wa nai sa.
There’s nothing to be scared of if you keep your door locked.

Similar words:

おっかない (okkanai); 恐ろしい (osoroshii)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 可怕 (kěpà)
Korean: 무섭다 (museobda)

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