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i adjective

English Meaning(s) for 遠い

i adjective
  1. far; distant; far away; a long way off; in the distance
  2. distant (past); remote (in time); remote; far-removed (in time)
  3. distant (relationship or kinship); having little to do (with someone)
  4. far (from something else in quality, degree, etc.); not similar; way off
  5. hard (of hearing)
  6. nearsighted

Definition and Synonyms for 遠い

Farsighted able to see distant objects clearly
Synonyms: 遠い
Afar at or from or to a great distance
Synonyms: 遠い
Distance a distant region
Synonyms: 遠い, 遠く, 遠方
Far located at a great distance in time or space or degree
Synonyms: はるか, 程遠い, 遠い
Distant located far away spatially
Synonyms: はるか, 遠い, 遠々しい, 遼遠
Distant separate or apart in time
Synonyms: はるか, 悠遠, 遠い, 遠々しい, 遼遠
Faraway very far away in space or time
Synonyms: はるか, 遠い
Distant separated in space or coming from or going to a distance
Synonyms: はるか, 遠い, 遠々しい, 遼遠
Distant far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship
Synonyms: 遠い, 遠々しい, 離れる
Removed separated in relationship by a given degree of descent
Synonyms: 遠い
Mind-Boggling intellectually or emotionally overwhelming
Synonyms: 遠い
Far being of a considerable distance or length
Synonyms: はるか, 程遠い, 遠い
Afar far
Synonyms: 遠い

Meanings for each kanji in 遠い

distant; far Kanji Details »

Categories 遠い is a member of

Part the extended spatial location of something
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 遠い

Conjugations for 遠い

Negative te-form
Adverbial Form
Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
Present Indicative Negative Form
Past Indicative Form
Past Indicative Negative Form
Provisional Form
Present Indicative Form
Present Indicative Negative Form
Conditional Form
Present Indicative Form
Present Indicative Negative Form

Sample Sentences for 遠い

My grandfather, being hard of hearing, often makes an irrelevant answer.
The moon is distant from the earth.
Is it far?
How far?
My house is a long way from here.

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how come it uses o instead u? is it spoken the same or differently?

#1 Posted by Adachi over 5 years ago

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