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Big in Japanese 🇯🇵

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big おおきい
How to say “big” in Japanese? “おおきい”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “おおきい” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on big in Japanese like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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おおきい info.

Tips to Remember the Japanese Word:
– Imagine something really big and say "Oh, key!" as if you are surprised by its size.
– Break it down: 'お' (o) can signify something grand or large, 'お' (o) again for emphasis, and 'きい' (kii) which can be thought of as a descriptive ending.

– "おおきい" (ookii) is an i-adjective (adjective ending in い) in Japanese meaning "big" or "large."

Other Words That Mean the Same Thing:
– "でかい" (dekai): This is a more informal way to say "big" or "huge."
– "巨大な" (kyodai na): This translates to "huge" or "gigantic."

Alternate Meanings like Slang:
– When used in a slang context, "でかい" (dekai) can imply something impressive in size but is considered casual or informal speech.

Examples of Sentences that Use it:
1. その建物はとてもおおきいです。
 Romanized: Sono tatemono wa totemo ookii desu.
 Translation: That building is very big.

2. このシャツは私にはおおきいです。
 Romanized: Kono shatsu wa watashi niwa ookii desu.
 Translation: This shirt is big for me.

3. おおきい犬が公園を走っていました。
 Romanized: Ookii inu ga kouen o hate imaa.
 Translation: A big dog was running in the park.

4. 彼の夢はとてもおおきいです。
 Romanized: Kare no yume wa totemo ookii desu.
 Translation: His dreams are very big.

5. この箱はおおきすぎて運べません。
 Romanized: Kono hako wa ookisugite hakobemasen.
 Translation: This box is too big to carry.

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