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Scary, be afraid in Japanese ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

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scary, be afraid ใ“ใ‚ใ„
How to say “scary, be afraid” in Japanese? “ใ“ใ‚ใ„”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “ใ“ใ‚ใ„” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on scary, be afraid in Japanese like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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Tips to Remember the Japanese Word:

Imagine a haunted house and the sound "ko-why" to associate it with "ใ“ใ‚ใ„" which means "scary". Picture asking "why" something is so scary.


"ใ“ใ‚ใ„" (kowai) is an adjective that describes something that induces fear.

Other Words that Mean the Same Thing:

– ๆ€–ใŒใ‚‹ (kowagaru) โ€“ to be afraid
– ๆใ‚ใ—ใ„ (osoroshii) โ€“ terrifying, dreadful

Alternate Meanings (including slang):

While "ใ“ใ‚ใ„" primarily means "scary" or "frightening", it can also be used colloquially to describe someone who is intimidating or fierce in their demeanor.

Examples of sentences that use it:

1. ใใฎๆ˜ ็”ปใฏๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใ“ใ‚ใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใ€‚
Sono eiga wa hontล ni kowakatta desu.
(That movie was really scary.)

2. ็ŠฌใŒใ“ใ‚ใใฆ้€ƒใ’ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚
Inu ga kowakute nigemaa.
(I was scared of the dog and ran away.)

3. ๅฝผใฎใ“ใ‚ใ„้ก”ใ‚’่ฆ‹ใฆใ€็งใฏใณใฃใใ‚Šใ—ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚
Kare no kowai kao o mite, watashi wa bikkuri shimaa.
(I was surprised when I saw his intimidating face.)

4. ใ“ใ“ใฏๅคœใซใชใ‚‹ใจๅฐ‘ใ—ใ“ใ‚ใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚
Koko wa yoru ni naru to sukoshi kowai desu.
(This place gets a bit scary at night.)

5. ๆ€’ใฃใŸๅฝผๅฅณใฏๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใ“ใ‚ใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚
Okotta kanojo wa hontล ni kowai desu.
(She is really scary when she gets angry.)

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