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Learn JLPT N4 Vocabulary: 堅い (katai)

jpvocab617-n4

Kana: かたい
Kanji: 硬い; 堅い; 固い
Romaji: katai

Type: adjective-i

Meaning: hard; solid; tough; stiff; tight; strong; firm; steady

Example sentences:

堅いこと言わないでくださいよ!
katai koto iwanaide kudasai yo.
Don’t be such a stickler!

お米硬くて食べられません。
okome katakute taberaremasen.
The rice is too hard I can’t eat it.

堅い (katai)

あの人にこんなとこ見られたらますますガード堅くされちゃう!
ano hito ni konna toko miraretara masumasu gaado kataku sarechau.
If she sees me at a place like this she’ll tighten up security on me even more!

大神が突然堅さをかなぐり捨て興奮でのぼせあがった。
oogami ga totsuzen katasa o kanaguri sute koufun de noboseagatta.
Oogami suddenly abandoned his look of poker-stiff disapproval and positively writhing with excitement.

Similar words:

ハード (haado); 難い (katai)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 硬 (yìng); 坚硬 (jiānyìng)
Korean: 딱딱하다 (ttagttaghada)

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