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Conjugations for 早い

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[はや()·]
hayai
i adjective

Alternate Written Forms:

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English Meaning(s) for 早い

i adjective
  1. fast; quick; hasty; brisk
  2. early (in the day, etc.); premature
  3. (too) soon; not yet; (too) early
  4. easy; simple; quick

Definition and Synonyms for 早い

Fast (of surfaces) conducive to rapid speeds
Synonyms: 早い
Early at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time
Synonyms: 早い, 早め, 早める
Expeditious marked by speed and efficiency
Synonyms: 早い
Fast acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly
Synonyms: 早い
Fleet moving very fast
Synonyms: 早い, 神速
Quick accomplished rapidly and without delay
Synonyms: スピーディー, 手早い, 敏速, 早い, 機敏, 素早い, 迅速, 速やか
Rapid done or occurring in a brief period of time
Synonyms: , 急激, 急速, とんとん拍子, 早い, 迅速, 速やか, 飛躍的
Speedy characterized by speed
Synonyms: スピーディー, 快速, , 急激, 急速, 手っ取り早い, 早い, 早め, 早める, 神速, 迅速, 速やか
Spry moving quickly and lightly
Synonyms: すばしこい, はしっこい, 敏捷, 早い, 機敏, 素早い
Fast at a rapid tempo
Synonyms: 早い
Early very young
Synonyms: 早い
Speedy moving with or capable of moving with high speed
Synonyms: スピーディー, 快速, , 急激, 急速, 手っ取り早い, 早い, 早め, 早める, 神速, 迅速, 速やか

Meanings for each kanji in 早い

early; fast Kanji Details »

Stroke Order Diagrams for 早い

Conjugations for 早い

Present Indicative Form
[はや()·]
hayai
Present Indicative Negative Form
[はや()···]
hayakunai
Past Indicative Form
[はや()···]
hayakatta
Past Indicative Negative Form
[はや()·····]
hayakunakatta
te-form
[はや()··]
hayakute
Adverbial Form
[はや()·]
hayaku
Provisional Form
Present Indicative Form
[はや()····]
hayakattara

Sample Sentences for 早い

She calculates faster than any other student.
He is quick to find fault with the student's penmanship.
He is quick at figures.
Ill weeds grow apace.
Albert is quick at learning.

Comments for 早い

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たとえば、

速く走る(to run fast)、足が速い(a fast runner)、速く泳げる(can swim fast)、速球(fastball)

早く起きる(wake up early)、早く寝た(went to bed early)、早く来た(came early)、朝早く(early in the morning)、早目(doing something early)

:)

#3 Posted by lovegarden over 5 years ago

Japanese probably use them interchangeably, but 早い is more for early and 速い is more referring to fast speed.

#2 Posted by lovegarden over 5 years ago

hi.. is it okay to use "早い" instead of "速い"  when we want to say "fast"??  interchanging the use of these two is okay?? :)

#1 Posted by Reijoi over 5 years ago


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