Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level

控えめ, 控え目, 控目

Kana Reading
ひかえめ
Romaji
hikaeme
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi), noun (common) (futsuumeishi), nouns which may take the genitive case particle `no'
    Meaning
    moderate; reserved; conservative; humble; mild-mannered; self-effacing; unassuming; well-behaved; low-key; temperate; in small quantities
    Example sentence
    たくさん作って捌ききれないから控えめにね。 If you make too many, we won't be able to sell them all, so don't go wild.

Examples of 控えめ, 控え目, 控目, ひかえめ in a sentence


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