Meaning

Primary

Cute

Word Type

い adjective

Explanation

It's possible to love this thing. It's so gosh darn cute! Any really cute thing is possible to love.

Reading

かわいい
  • Kyoko
    (Tokyo accent, female)
  • Kenichi
    (Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading for this word is screwed up, though if we're lucky, you already know the word for cute. It seems to have injected itself into American and English culture a decent amount, anyways. If you are one of the lucky ones, you'll know that this word is read as かわいい. If you're not, think of the cute thing being a cow. Then you say, "that cowはいい" (かわいい), or "that cow is good" because it's so cute.

Context

Context Sentences

サキって可愛い声で話すよね。

Saki speaks in a cute voice, don't you think?

あの可愛い赤ちゃんは誰の子ですか?

Who does this cute baby belong to?

このワニカニのアイコン、めっちゃ可愛い!

This WaniKani icon is so cute!

Kanji Composition