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English Reference for katai (かたい)

Kanji
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Kana
かたい
katai
Definitions
  1. adjective hard, solid, tough
  2. stiff, tight, wooden, unpolished (e.g. writing)
  3. strong, firm (not viscous or easily moved)
  4. safe, steady, honest, steadfast
  5. obstinate, stubborn
  6. bookish, formal, stuffy
Conjugations
adjective (keiyoushi) conjugations
Plain/Informal Polite/Formal Negative Plain/Informal Negative Polite/Formal
Present Indicative かたい
katai
かたいです
kataidesu
かたくない
katakunai
かたくありません
katakuarimasen
かたくないです
katakunaidesu
Past Indicative かたかった
katakatta
かたかったです
katakattadesu
かたなかった
katanakatta
かたくありませんでした
katakuarimasendeshita
かたくなかったでです
katakunakattadedesu
te-form かたくて
katakute
Volitional かたかろう
katakarou
Provisional かたくければ
katakukereba
かたくなければ
katakunakereba
Causative かたくさせる
katakusaseru
かたくさせない
katakusasenai
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Example sentences
The main race yesterday was no surprise. That's the kind of race you can bank on
He is quite a clever man
He had a firm belief in his God
He gripped the tennis racket tightly
We are firmly confident of victory
You've got a one-track mind
This steak is as tough as shoe leather
Please don't boil the eggs so hard
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