Japanese Dictionary

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JLPT 4
Kana Reading
きゅう
Romaji
kyū
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi)
    Meaning
    urgent; sudden; abrupt
    Example sentence
    女は、それはあまりに急な知らせにぐちこぼした。 She complained to him that it was too short a notice.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    sharp; steep; precipitous
    Example sentence
    カーブした He made a sharp turn to the right.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    rapid; swift; fast
    Example sentence
    道路そこで急なカーブになっている。 The road makes a sharp right turn there.
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
    Meaning
    emergency; crisis
    Example sentence
    道路そこから急な上りになる The road ascends steeply from that point.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    hurrying; haste
    Example sentence
    そこから急な上り坂になる The path ascends steeply from there.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    (in gagaku or noh) end of a song
    Example sentence
    急な下り坂になっている。 The road declines sharply.

Examples of 急, きゅう in a sentence


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