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Conjugations for 偉い

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[えら()·]
erai
i adjective

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[えら()·]
erai

English Meaning(s) for 偉い

i adjective
  1. great; excellent; admirable; remarkable; distinguished; important; celebrated; famous; eminent
  2. awful; terrible

Definition and Synonyms for 偉い

Admirable deserving of the highest esteem or admiration
Synonyms: えらい, , , 天晴れ, 感心, 神妙, 見事
Heavy unusually great in degree or quantity or number
Synonyms: えらい, ひどい, ヘビー, ヘヴィ, おっきい, 大きい, 惨い, 甚だしい, 甚大, 莫大
Big above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
Synonyms: えらい, でかい, おっきい, , , 大い, 大き, 大きい, 太い, 広い
Great remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect
Synonyms: えらい, すごい, おっきい, ど偉い, 大きい, 大いなる, 目茶目茶, 莫大, 著しい, 重大
Admirable inspiring admiration or approval
Synonyms: えらい, , , 天晴れ, 感心, 殊勝, 神妙, 見事
Important having authority or ascendancy or influence
Synonyms: えらい, 主立つ, 主立った, 枢要, 顕要
Eminent standing above others in quality or position
Synonyms: えらい, 高い, 高等, 高級
Upper-Level at an elevated level in rank or importance
Synonyms: えらい, 高級

Meanings for each kanji in 偉い

admirable; greatness; remarkable; conceited; famous; excellent Kanji Details »

Stroke Order Diagrams for 偉い

Conjugations for 偉い

Present Indicative Form
[えら()·]
erai
Present Indicative Negative Form
[えら()···]
erakunai
Past Indicative Form
[えら()···]
erakatta
Past Indicative Negative Form
[えら()·····]
erakunakatta
te-form
[えら()··]
erakute
Negative te-form Form
[えら()····]
erakunakute
Adverbial Form
[えら()·]
eraku
Provisional Form
Present Indicative Form
[えら()····]
erakattara

Sample Sentences for 偉い

A great man doesn't care about his appearance.
He thinks himself to be somebody.
"Don't you think that people from English-speaking countries earn an unreasonable amount from the English language industry? Since I'm Japanese, I'd like to use materials exclusively made by Japanese people." "But you know, you can't really tell if the English is good or not unless it's been checked by a native speaker." "What do you mean by good English!? English used by native speakers? Are natives really that great, anyway?"
He thinks he is somebody, but really he is nobody.
When I was in elementary school I thought, from the bottom of my heart, that the teachers were great people and I was influenced by the teachers' attitudes and moral lessons, but middle school was just a business like any other.

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