Words — 5 found

I-adjective (keiyoushi)
1. great; excellent; admirable; remarkable; distinguished; important; celebrated; famous; eminent
  • わたし
  • あのひとあの人
  • しょうらい将来
  • えら偉く
  • なる
  • 見取った
I discerned the potential of great things in him.
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
2. very troublesome; awful; terribleUsually written using kana alone
  • つま
  • アメリカ
  • あたら新しい
  • せいかつ生活
  • リズム
  • 慣れる
  • のに
  • えらい
  • くろう苦労
  • した
My wife had a hard time getting into the swing of our new life in America.
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
3. tiring; toughUsually written using kana alone
Adverb (fukushi)
4. very; extremelyUsually written using kana alone, Kansai dialect
Other forms
豪い 【えらい】エライエラい
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Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.), Noun
1. celebrated personage; big-wig; person in a high position
Other forms
えらい人 【えらいひと】
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Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.), Godan verb with 'u' ending
1. to have a terrible time; to have a hard timeSee also 目にあう めにあう
  • ふぶき吹雪
  • えらい目に遭った
We had a terrible time in the blizzard.
Other forms
えらい目に遭う 【えらいめにあう】偉い目にあう 【えらいめにあう】偉い目に遭う 【えらいめにあう】えらい目に会う 【えらいめにあう】
えらい目に会う: Irregular kanji usage.
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Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
1. what are we going to do?; uh-oh; oh crap; what a mess; oh brotherUsually written using kana alone, Kansai dialect
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Kanji — 1 found

12 strokes. JLPT N3. Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high.
admirable, greatness, remarkable, conceited, famous, excellent
Kun: えら.い
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Sentences — 13 found

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    • むかし
    • ひとり1人
    • えら偉い
    • おうさま王様
    • 住んでいた
    Once there lived a great king. Tatoeba
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