Meaning

Primary

Easy

Alternative

Simple To Do

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 easy? It's also easy.

Reading

やさしい
  • 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: Everything is so easy for you to do. Why? Because you don't do anything yourself. You ask others. You say things like "Hey, can you get me some water?" They say "yassah!" (やさ) very enthusiastically.

Context

Context Sentences

え、こんなに易しい問題も分からないの?

What, you can't even understand such an easy problem?

今日のテストは易しいテストだって聞いてたんだけど、おかしいなぁ。

I heard that today's test was supposed to be an easy one, but strangely it seems like it will not be.

アンパンマンは、ことばは小さい子でも分かるように易しいですが、内容はガチです。

Anpanman uses simple language that even young children can understand, but the content itself is serious.

Kanji Composition