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Conjugations for 古い

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[ふる()·]
furui
i adjective

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furui
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furui

English Meaning(s) for 古い

i adjective
  1. old; aged; ancient; antiquated; antique; timeworn (of things, not people)
  2. long; since long ago; time-honored
  3. of the distant past; long-ago
  4. stale; threadbare; hackneyed; corny
  5. old-fashioned; outmoded; out-of-date

Definition and Synonyms for 古い

Past the time that has elapsed
Synonyms: , , 古い, 往代, 往年, 往日, 往昔, 往時, 往者, 従前, 従来, 既往, 旧時, , 昔年, 昔時, 来し方, 過去, 過ぎ来し方
Anciently in ancient times
Synonyms: 古い, 古く, 大昔
Antiquity an artifact surviving from the past
Synonyms: 上世, 前世, 前世, , , 古い, 古雅, 旧故
Previous just preceding something else in time or order
Synonyms: 古い
Out-Of-Date old
Synonyms: 古い
Primitive little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type
Synonyms: アルカイック, プリミティブ, 原始的, 古い, 古風, 大時代
Older skilled through long experience
Synonyms: 古い, 老練
Stale lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age
Synonyms: 古い, 古臭い
Old of long duration
Synonyms: 古い
Antediluvian so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period
Synonyms: 古い
Other belonging to the distant past
Synonyms: 古い
Threadbare having the nap worn away so that the threads show through
Synonyms: 古い
Out-Of-Date no longer valid or fashionable
Synonyms: 古い
Old not new
Synonyms: 古い
Anciently long ago
Synonyms: 古い, 古く, 大昔

Meanings for each kanji in 古い

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Categories 古い is a member of

Artefact a man-made object taken as a whole
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Time the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 古い

Conjugations for 古い

Adjective stem
[ふる()]
furu
te-form
[ふる()··]
furukute
Negative te-form
[ふる()····]
furukunakute
Adverbial Form
[ふる()·]
furuku
Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
[ふる()·]
furui
Present Indicative Negative Form
[ふる()···]
furukunai
Past Indicative Form
[ふる()···]
furukatta
Past Indicative Negative Form
[ふる()·····]
furukunakatta
Provisional Form
Present Indicative Form
[ふる()···]
furukereba
Present Indicative Negative Form
[ふる()·····]
furukunakereba
Present Indicative Negative Colloquial Form
[ふる()····]
furukunakya
Conditional Form
Present Indicative Form
[ふる()····]
furukattara
Present Indicative Negative Form
[ふる()······]
furukunakattara
Nominalized Form
Objective Form
[ふる()·]
furusa

Sample Sentences for 古い

I ran across his telephone number in an old address book of mine.
The history of China is older than that of Japan.
The old cottage has a certain charm about it.
There are many old Indian legends.
This old suit is just about done for; I shall have to get a new one.

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