硬い, 固い, 堅い, 緊い, かたい

  • katai
JLPT 4

Definition of 硬い,固い,堅い,緊い,かたい

adjective (keiyoushi)

  • hard
  • solid
  • tough

  • stiff
  • tight
  • wooden
  • unpolished (e.g. writing)

  • strong
  • firm (not viscous or easily moved)

  • safe
  • steady
  • honest
  • steadfast

  • obstinate
  • stubborn

  • bookish
  • formal
  • stuffy

Related Kanji

stiff, hard
harden, set, clot, curdle
strict, hard, solid, tough, tight, reliable
tense, solid, hard, reliable, tight

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Examples of 硬い,固い,堅い,緊い,かたい in a Sentence

固いこと言うなよ。
You don't have to be so formal.
Boil the eggs hard.
このふたは固くて取れない。
This lid is so tight I can't open it.
The frame of the machine should be rigid.
Teach an old dog new tricks.
固いやつな。
You've got a one-track mind.
硬くて切れない
The meat cuts tough.
彼ら固く抱き合った
They embraced tightly.
その走者堅い筋肉している
The runner has firm muscles.
A pick is a long handled tool used for breaking up hard ground surfaces.
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