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English Reference for okubyou (おくびょう)

Kanji
おく
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Kana
おくびょう
okubyou
Definitions
na-adjective noun cowardice, timidity
Conjugations
adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi) conjugations
Plain/Informal Polite/Formal Negative Plain/Informal Negative Polite/Formal
Present Indicative おくびょうだ
okubyouda
おくびょうです
okubyoudesu
おくびょうじゃない
okubyoujanai
おくびょうではない
okubyoudehanai
おくびょうでわありません
okubyoudewaarimasen
Past Indicative おくびょうだった
okubyoudatta
おくびょうでした
okubyoudeshita
おくびょうでわなかった
okubyoudewanakatta
おくびょうでわありませんでした
okubyoudewaarimasendeshita
te-form おくびょうで
okubyoude
Volitional おくびょうだろう
okubyoudarou
Provisional おくびょうであれば
okubyoudeareba
おくびょうではなければ
okubyoudehanakereba
Causative おくびょうにさせる
okubyounisaseru
おくびょうにさせない
okubyounisasenai
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Example sentences
Even though he has turned twenty, he's still too timid to chat with girls
He is too much of a coward to attempt it
He is timid as a hare
The timid man trembled with fear
We looked down on him as a coward
He is as timid as a mouse
He was accused of cowardice
Generally speaking, we Japanese are a little too timid in speaking foreign languages
Bob is very timid and blushes when chatting with girls
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