Meaning

Primary

Suspicious

Alternative

Shady

Word Type

い adjective

Explanation

This is a single kanji with an on the end, meaning you know it's probably an adjective. What's the adjective form of suspicious? Also suspicious!

Reading

あやしい
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

Since this word consists of a kanji with hiragana attached, you can bet that it will use the kun'yomi reading. You didn't learn that reading with this kanji, so here's a mnemonic to help you:

When you think of people who are suspicious or shady, you naturally think of people named Aya. Just think of our artist Aya, she's super suspicious and shady!

Context

Context Sentences

彼女は同僚に比べて病欠が多いし、本当に病気なのか怪しいよね。

She takes more sick time than the other coworkers, so it’s suspicious whether she’s really sick or not.

Kanji Composition