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slender, long and thin (い adj.)
Hosonagai himo o tsukatte nimotsu o shibatta.
I used a long, narrow rope to tie up the luggage.
Kanojo wa hosonagai yubi o miteiru to fushigina kimochi ni naru.
I feel strange when I look at her long, slender fingers.
wasteful (い adj.)
Tabemono o tairyou ni suteru no wa mottainai.
It's a waste to throw away a large amount of food.
Konna ni subarashii kikai o nogasu nante, mottainai.
It's a waste to let such a wonderful opportunity slip away.
dark, strong, thick (い adj.)
Koi iro ga suki desu.
I like dark colors.
Kono koohii wa chotto koi desu ne.
This coffee is a bit strong, isn't it?
hot and humid (い adj.)
Mushiatsui hi ga tsuzuite, eakon ga kakasemasen
The hot and humid days continue, and we can't do without air conditioning.
Natsu no mushiatsui gogo wa, aisukurīmu ga saikou desu
Ice cream is the best on hot and humid summer afternoons.
tight (い adj.)
Kono shigoto wa kitsui desu ne
This job is tough, isn't it?
Kono kutsu wa kitsukute hakemasen
These shoes are too tight, I can't wear them.
great, admirable (い adj.)
Kare wa erai sensei da to omoimasu
I think he is a great teacher.
Kanojo wa erai gyouseki o ageta
She achieved great accomplishments.
there is no other choice, can't be helped (い adj.)
Kono ame no naka, kasa o motte inai node, zubunure ni naru shikata ga nai
In this rain, I don't have an umbrella, so there's no way to avoid getting soaked.
Kono mondai wa muzukashisugite, tokenai shikata ga nai
This problem is too difficult, so there's no way to solve it.
gentle, quiet (い adj.)
Kanojo wa otonashii seikaku desu
She has a quiet personality.
Kare wa itsumo otonashii kodomo da
He is always a well-behaved child.
sour (い adj.)
Kono remon wa totemo suppai desu
This lemon is very sour.
Suppai mono o taberu to kao ga shikameru
When I eat sour things, my face cringes.
frustrating, mortifying (い adj.)
Kuyashii kekka ni natte shimatta.
It ended up being a frustrating result.
Shiai ni makete kuyashii omoi o shita.
I felt frustrated after losing the match.
square (い adj.)
Shikakui katachi o shita kami o kiri totta.
I cut out a square-shaped piece of paper.
Kono shikakui hako ni purezento o irete kudasai.
Please put the gift in this square box.
small, detailed (い adj.)
Komakai shiji ni shitagau beki desu
You should follow detailed instructions.
Komakai kansatsu ga yakudatsu koto ga arimasu
Detailed observations can sometimes be helpful.
itchy (い adj.)
Kono seetaa wa sozai ga arai node, kiru to kayui desu
This sweater is made of rough material, so it's itchy when I wear it.
Ka ni sasarete, kayui tokoro ga takusan arimasu
I have many itchy spots from mosquito bites.
hard, painful (い adj.)
Shigoto ga totemo tsurai desu
The work is very difficult.
Kanojo wa wakareta ato, tsurai kimochi deshita
She had a tough feeling after breaking up.
poor (い adj.)
Mazushii katei de sodatta ga, kare wa isshoukenmei hataraite seikou shita.
Although he grew up in a poor family, he worked hard and became successful.
Mazushii kuni de wa, kyouiku no akusesu ga seigen sareru koto ga ooi.
In poor countries, access to education is often restricted.
strict (い adj.)
Kibishii joukyou o norikoeru chikara ga taisetsu da.
It is important to have the strength to overcome harsh situations.
Kanojo wa kibishii shiken ni goukaku shimashita.
She passed the tough exam.
strange, wrong (い adj.)
Kanojo no taido ga okashii.
Her behavior is strange.
Kono heya no naka de nanika okashii nioi ga suru.
There is a strange smell in this room.
terrible (い adj.)
Kanojo wa hidoi kaze o hiite ita.
She had a terrible cold.
Kono machi wa hidoi koutsuu juutai ga aru.
This town has terrible traffic jams.
rare, unusual (い adj.)
Mezurashii doubutsu ga iru doubutsuen ni itte mitai
I want to go to a zoo with rare animals.
Kanojo wa mezurashii namae o motte iru
She has a rare name.
nostalgic, dear old days (い adj.)
Natsukashii omoide ga yomigaette kita
Nostalgic memories came back to me.
Kono uta o kiku to, natsukashii kimochi ni naru
When I listen to this song, I feel nostalgic.
salty (い adj.)
Kono ryouri wa chotto shiokarai desu ne
This dish is a bit salty, isn't it?
Shiokarai suupu wa, suibun hokyuu ni wa amari tekishite inai
Salty soup is not suitable for hydration.
smelly (い adj.)
Kono heya wa tabako no nioi ga suru.
This room smells of tobacco.
Kare wa kyuu ni ashi no nioi o ki ni shihajimeta.
He suddenly started worrying about the smell of his feet.
difficult, painful, hard (い adj.)
Kono shigoto wa totemo kurushii desu.
This job is very painful.
Kanojo wa kurushii hyoujou o shite ita.
She had a painful expression on her face.
lukewarm (い adj.)
Nurui yu de rirakkusu suru no ga suki desu
I like to relax in lukewarm water.
Kare wa kohii ga samete nuruku natte mo ki ni shinai
He doesn't mind if his coffee gets cold and lukewarm.
shallow (い adj.)
Kono kawa wa hijou ni asai desu.
This river is very shallow.
Kare no chishiki wa asai hou de, mada keiken ga tarinai to omou.
His knowledge is shallow, and I think he still lacks experience.
detailed (い adj.)
Kuwashii jouhou ga hoshii desu
I want detailed information.
Kanojo wa Furansu bunka ni kuwashii
She is well-informed about French culture.
be sorry (い adj.)
Moushiwake nai desu ga, sono onegai wa kanaimasen.
I'm sorry, but I can't fulfill that request.
Kyou no miitingu ni shusseki dekizu moushiwake arimasen.
I apologize for not being able to attend today's meeting.
terrible, awful (い adj.)
Osoroshii jiken ga okotta
A terrible incident occurred.
Kanojo wa sono eiga ga osoroshi sugite mirarenakatta
She couldn't watch the movie because it was too scary.
terrible (い adj.)
Monosugoi chikara de doa o aketa
He opened the door with an incredible force.
Kanojo wa monosugoi hayasa de hashitta
She ran at an incredible speed.
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