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English Reference for kurai (くらい)

Kanji
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Kana
くらい
kurai
Definitions
  1. adjective usually kana dark, gloomy
  2. dark (in colour), dull
  3. depressed, dispirited
  4. sorrowful, bitter (as in a dark past)
  5. unclear, unfamiliar, unknown
Conjugations
adjective (keiyoushi) conjugations
Plain/Informal Polite/Formal Negative Plain/Informal Negative Polite/Formal
Present Indicative くらい
kurai
くらいです
kuraidesu
くらくない
kurakunai
くらくありません
kurakuarimasen
くらくないです
kurakunaidesu
Past Indicative くらかった
kurakatta
くらかったです
kurakattadesu
くらなかった
kuranakatta
くらくありませんでした
kurakuarimasendeshita
くらくなかったでです
kurakunakattadedesu
te-form くらくて
kurakute
Volitional くらかろう
kurakarou
Provisional くらくければ
kurakukereba
くらくなければ
kurakunakereba
Causative くらくさせる
kurakusaseru
くらくさせない
kurakusasenai
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Example sentences
It is getting dark outside
All of the children had gone to bed before it got dark
I'll be back before dark
It was after dark when we got to the village
Clouds cast a shadow blacker than the night
After a while, it grew dark
It gets dark about half past five these days
It is too dark to see clearly
The mountain climbers reached the summit before dark
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