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English Reference for rikou (りこう)

Kanji 3 More..
Kana
りこう
rikou
Definitions
  1. na-adjective noun clever, intelligent, wise, bright, sharp, sensible, smart, shrewd
  2. well-behaved (of kids, animals, etc), obedient, good
  3. archaism good (with words)
Conjugations
adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi) conjugations
Plain/Informal Polite/Formal Negative Plain/Informal Negative Polite/Formal
Present Indicative りこうだ
rikouda
りこうです
rikoudesu
りこうじゃない
rikoujanai
りこうではない
rikoudehanai
りこうでわありません
rikoudewaarimasen
Past Indicative りこうだった
rikoudatta
りこうでした
rikoudeshita
りこうでわなかった
rikoudewanakatta
りこうでわありませんでした
rikoudewaarimasendeshita
te-form りこうで
rikoude
Volitional りこうだろう
rikoudarou
Provisional りこうであれば
rikoudeareba
りこうではなければ
rikoudehanakereba
Causative りこうにさせる
rikounisaseru
りこうにさせない
rikounisasenai
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Example sentences
Don't you think the dog is smart
It is clever of her to solve such a difficult problem
He is less intelligent than me
She is not so much honest as clever
It is not wise to put your money on a horse
Some are wise, some are otherwise
It would be wiser of you not to see him again
I wish I were as smart as you are
Although he may be clever, he is not wise
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