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oshii
i adjective

English Meaning(s) for 惜しい

i adjective
  1. regrettable; disappointing
  2. precious; dear; valuable
  3. too good for; deserving better
  4. almost but not quite

Meanings for each kanji in 惜しい

pity; be sparing of; frugal; stingy; regret Kanji Details »

Stroke Order Diagrams for 惜しい

Conjugations for 惜しい

Present Indicative Form
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oshii
Present Indicative Negative Form
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oshikunai
Past Indicative Form
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oshikatta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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oshikunakatta
te-form
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oshikute
Adverbial Form
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oshiku
Provisional Form
Present Indicative Form
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oshikattara

Sample Sentences for 惜しい

This is too good a chance to miss.
It is a pity that a man of your ability should remain unknown to the world.
Life is very dear to me.
I think it's a great pity that he died so young.
Life is dear to everybody.

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