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How to say Bad In Japanese?

KanjiHiragana
悪いわるい
Pronunciation: warui
How to Say It Outloud: wah-roo-ee
Usage: Used to describe something or someone as bad or evil.
Example Sentence Japanese:彼は悪い人です。
Example Sentence English:He is a bad person.
Hiragana
だめ
Pronunciation: dame
How to Say It Outloud: dah-meh
Usage: Used to indicate that something is not good, not allowed, or not possible.
Example Sentence Japanese:それはだめです。
Example Sentence English:That is not allowed.
KanjiHiragana
不良ふりょう
Pronunciation: furyou
How to Say It Outloud: foo-ryoh
Usage: Used to describe something that is faulty or delinquent.
Example Sentence Japanese:彼は不良少年です。
Example Sentence English:He is a delinquent boy.
Hiragana
悪
Pronunciation: aku
How to Say It Outloud: ah-koo
Usage: Used in compound forms to denote 'bad' or 'evil,' often found in literature.
Example Sentence Japanese:悪の力が強いです。
Example Sentence English:The power of evil is strong.
Pronunciation: hidoi
How to Say It Outloud: hee-doy
Usage: Used to describe something as terrible or awful.
Example Sentence Japanese:その映画はひどかった。
Example Sentence English:That movie was terrible.

Dictionary

悪いわるいCommon wordjlpt-n5
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
  • bad; poor; undesirable
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
  • poor (quality); inferior; insufficient
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
  • evil; sinful
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
  • ugly; not beautiful
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
  • at fault; to blame; in the wrong
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
  • bad (at doing something)
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
  • unprofitable; unbeneficial
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
  • sorry; (my) bad; unforgivable
不良ふりょうCommon wordjlpt-n1
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
Na-adjective (keiyodoshi)
Noun
  • bad; poor; inferior; defective
Noun
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
Na-adjective (keiyodoshi)
  • delinquent; hoodlum; hooligan
不味いまずいCommon wordjlpt-n1jlpt-n5
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
  • bad (taste); unpalatable; unsavoury; unsavory; awful; terrible; unpleasant
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
  • poor; unskillful; unskilful; bungling; clumsy
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
  • ugly; unattractive; homely; plain
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
  • awkward; problematic; troublesome; unfavorable; unfavourable; unwise
不可ふかCommon wordjlpt-n3
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
Na-adjective (keiyodoshi)
Noun
Noun, used as a suffix
  • wrong; bad; improper; unjustifiable; inadvisable
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
Na-adjective (keiyodoshi)
Noun
Noun, used as a suffix
  • not allowed; not possible
Noun
  • failing grade
行けないいけないCommon wordjlpt-n3
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
  • bad; wrong; naughty
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
  • must not (do, be); should not; ought not to
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
  • useless; no good; bad
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
  • hopeless; beyond hope
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
  • unfortunate; a shame; a pity
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
  • unable to drink (alcohol)
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
  • so as not to ...; so that ... (won't); in case ...; for fear that ...; lest ...
こっ酷いこっぴどい
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
  • (really) terrible; awful; (very) nasty; (extremely) harsh; severe
劣悪れつあくCommon word
Na-adjective (keiyodoshi)
  • poor (quality, conditions, etc.); bad; inferior; poor-quality
良からぬよからぬ
Noun or verb acting prenominally
  • bad; wrong; evil; no good; wicked; reprehensible
残念ざんねんCommon wordjlpt-n4
Na-adjective (keiyodoshi)
Noun
  • regrettable; unfortunate; disappointing; vexing
Wikipedia definition
  • Regret (emotion)
汚名おめいCommon word
Noun
  • bad name; bad reputation; disgrace; dishonour; dishonor; stigma; infamy
Wikipedia definition
  • Notorious (1946 film)
邪よこしまCommon word
Na-adjective (keiyodoshi)
Noun
  • wicked; evil; wrong; bad
病気びょうきCommon wordjlpt-n5
Noun
  • illness (usu. excluding minor ailments, e.g. common cold); disease; sickness
Noun
  • bad habit; bad behaviour; weakness; failing
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
  • crazy; insane; disturbed; sick in the head
Wikipedia definition
  • Disease
腐るくさるCommon wordjlpt-n3
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to rot; to go bad; to decay; to spoil; to fester; to decompose; to turn sour (e.g. milk)
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to corrode; to weather; to crumble
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to become useless; to blunt; to weaken (from lack of practice)
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to become depraved; to be degenerate; to be morally bankrupt; to be corrupt
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to be depressed; to be dispirited; to feel discouraged; to feel down
Auxiliary verb
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
  • to have the audacity to; to be bastard enough to
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to lose a bet
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Intransitive verb
  • to be drenched; to become sopping wet
不運ふうんCommon wordjlpt-n2
Noun
Na-adjective (keiyodoshi)
  • misfortune; bad luck; ill luck; ill fortune
斜めななめCommon wordjlpt-n2
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
Na-adjective (keiyodoshi)
Noun
  • slanting; tilted; sloping; diagonal; oblique
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
Na-adjective (keiyodoshi)
Noun
  • distorted (feeling); slanted (e.g. view of the world); bad (mood); amiss; awry
悪臭あくしゅうCommon word
Noun
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
  • stink; bad odor; bad odour; stench
凶作きょうさくCommon wordjlpt-n1
Noun
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
  • bad harvest; poor crop
不調ふちょうCommon wordjlpt-n1
Noun
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
Na-adjective (keiyodoshi)
  • bad condition; poor condition; disorder; slump; being out of form
Noun
Na-adjective (keiyodoshi)
  • failure; rupture; breakdown (e.g. of negotiations)
不評ふひょうCommon wordjlpt-n1
Noun
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
  • bad reputation; poor reception; unpopularity; disrepute
不吉ふきつCommon wordjlpt-n1
Na-adjective (keiyodoshi)
Noun
  • ominous; sinister; unlucky; inauspicious

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