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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 大人しい (otonashii)

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Kana: おとなしい
Kanji: 大人しい
Romaji: otonashii

Type: adjective-i

Meaning: obedient; docile; quiet

Example sentences:

ジェイミーは内気で、おとなしく言うことを聞く。
jeimii wa uchiki de, otonashiku iu koto o kiku.
Jamie is shy and easily led.

おとなしくてきれいな娘さんですけど、名前も顔も覚えられなくて。
otonashikute kirei na musumesan desu kedo, namae mo kao mo oboerarenakute.
She’s a sweet little thing, but I can never remember either her name or her face.

幸い目の前の牛はおとなしかった。
saiwai me no mae no ushi wa otonashikatta.
Fortunately the cow in front of me was gentle.

カゼひいてんなら大人しく留守番してろよ!
kaze hiiten nara otonashiku rusuban shitero yo.
If you have a cold, just stay at home quietly!

Similar words:

静か (shizuka); 平穏 (heion)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 温顺 (wēnshùn)
Korean: 얌전하다 (yamjeonhada)

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