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i adjective

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English Meaning(s) for 早い

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

Definition and Synonyms for 早い

Speed distance travelled per unit time
Synonyms: スピード, 早い, 流速, 速さ, 速力, 速力度, 速度
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, 手ばしこい, 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, トントン拍子, 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, 手早い, 早い, 早め, 早める, 神速, 簡捷, 迅速, 速やか
Spry moving quickly and lightly
Synonyms: はしっこい, すばしっこい, 敏捷, 早い, 機敏, 素早い
Fast at a rapid tempo
Synonyms: 早い
Early very young
Synonyms: 早い
Fast (of surfaces) conducive to rapid speeds
Synonyms: 早い
Fast quickly or rapidly
Synonyms: さっと, とっとと, どんどん, みるみる, 早々, 早々, 早々, 早い, 早う, 早く, 疾く
Swiftly in a swift manner
Synonyms: つっと, するする, とっとと, 早い, 疾く
Chop-Chop with rapid movements
Synonyms: つと, さっと, すっと, ついと, つっと, ばっと, パッと, きびきび, するする, たちまち, ちゃっと, とっとと, ぱっぱと, みるみる, キリキリ, ちょこちょこ, 大至急, 早々, 早々, 早々, 早い, 早う, 早く, 早速, 疾く, 素早い, 至急, 見る間に, 迅速, 逸早く
Presto suddenly
Synonyms: すぐに, たちまち, 早い, 早く
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, 早々, 早々, 早い, 早う, 早く, 早いとこ, 早速, 猶予なく, 疾く疾く, 直様, 素早い, 至急, 迅速, 逸早く
Swiftness a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens
Synonyms: スピード, 早い, 素早い, 速さ, 速度
Pace the relative speed of progress or change
Synonyms: ペース, スピード, , 早い, , , , 歩み, 歩む, 速さ, 速度, 進度
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, 手早い, 早い, 早め, 早める, 神速, 簡捷, 迅速, 速やか

Meanings for each kanji in 早い

» early; fast

Categories 早い is a member of

Rate a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit
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Temporal Property a property relating to time
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Pace the relative speed of progress or change
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 早い

Conjugations for 早い

Adjective stem
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
Present Indicative Negative Colloquial Form
Conditional Form
Present Indicative Form
Present Indicative Negative Form
Nominalized Form
Objective Form

Sample Sentences for 早い

Come downstairs as soon as possible.
Get up fifteen minutes earlier in the morning.
I wanted to get up earlier than Mother.
He comes to school earlier than any other student in the class.
I'd like to come to see the doctor as soon as possible.

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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 10 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 10 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 10 years ago

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