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i adjective

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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
Presto suddenly
Synonyms: すぐに, たちまち, 早い, 早く
Chop-Chop with rapid movements
Synonyms: つと, さっと, すっと, つっと, ばっと, ぱっと, きびきび, きりきり, さっさと, たちまち, とっとと, ぱっぱと, するすると, ちょこちょこ, 大至急, 早々, 早い, 早う, 早く, 早速, 疾く, 素早い, 素早く, 至急, 見る見る, 見る間に, 迅速, 逸早く
Swiftly in a swift manner
Synonyms: つっと, とっとと, するすると, 早い, 疾く
Fast quickly or rapidly
Synonyms: さっと, さっさと, とっとと, どんどん, 早々, 早い, 早う, 早く, 疾く, 見る見る
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
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
Quick with little or no delay
Synonyms: すぐ, すぐさま, たちまち, とっとと, 大至急, 早々, 早い, 早う, 早く, 早い所, 早速, 猶予なく, 素早い, 素早く, 至急, 迅速, 逸早く
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

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Stroke Order Diagrams for 早い

Conjugations for 早い

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Past Indicative Negative Form
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Sample Sentences for 早い

Children grow very quickly.
In contrast to his "not bad looks but seems a bit of a dandy" appearance, he didn't have a girlfriend and he wasn't particularly fast with the ladies.
Desktop publishing lets you produce books quickly and cheaply. It's like killing two birds with one stone.
He has a nimble mind.
This guy is quick in seducing women so you better beware.

Comments for 早い

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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 7 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 7 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 7 years ago

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