Definition of 上手い (うまい)

うま

上手い

うまい

umai

adjective
1.
skillful, skilful, clever, expert, wise, successful(usually kana)(esp. 上手い,巧い)
2.
delicious, appetizing, appetising, tasty(usually kana)(esp. 旨い,美味い,甘い)
3.
fortunate, splendid, promising(usually kana)(esp. 旨い)
Other readings:
うまい《美味い》
うまい《旨い》
うまい《巧い》
うまい《甘い》
うまい《美い》
Related Kanji
above, up
hand
beauty, beautiful
flavor, taste
delicious, relish, show a liking for, purport, will, clever, expert
adroit, skilled, ingenuity
sweet, coax, pamper, be content, sugary
Conjugations
adjective
Plain
Polite
Negative
Negative (Polite)
Present Indicative - Non-past, present and future tense
上手い
うまい
umai
上手いです
うまいです
umaidesu
上手くない
うまくない
umakunai
上手くありません
うまくありません
umakuarimasen

上手くないです
うまくないです
umakunaidesu
Past Indicative - Perfective, past-tense
上手かった
うまかった
umakatta
上手かったです
うまかったです
umakattadesu
上手くなかった
うまくなかった
umakunakatta
上手くありませんでした
うまくありませんでした
umakuarimasendeshita

上手くなかったです
うまくなかったです
umakunakattadesu
Volitional - We will.., We intend to.., Lets..
上手かろう
うまかろう
umakarou
Presumptive - Probably.. Maybe..
上手いだろう
うまいだろう
umaidarou
te-form
上手くて
うまくて
umakute
Adverb
上手く
うまく
umaku
Provisional - Hypothetical conditional, If (hypothetical)..
上手ければ
うまければ
umakereba
上手くなければ
うまくなければ
umakunakereba
Please note: These conjugation tables are auto-generated, and some forms may not be relevant or in normal usage for this word. If you find any errors please send feedback.
Example sentences(showing 1-20 of 337 results)

No. I don't know. It's a lot of things

How is it going

This new town is beautifully laid out

I was nicely framed

This word does not translate well

Just then, a bright idea occurred to me

She is always well made up

かのじょ
彼女の
みりょく
魅力
ひょうげ
表現
Her charm is beyond description

I'm getting along with him quite well

かれ
なん
何でも
よう
利用
He turns everything to good account

The system is working very well now

平山
せんせい
先生
たいへん
大変
うま
上手く
おし
教える
Mr Hirayama teaches very well

わた
私の
えい
英語
けっ
決して
My English is anything but good

She sang very well

The conference passed off well

I couldn't speak well that day

In fact, he can't swim well

She sang pretty well

He managed to escape

I couldn't understand him; I couldn't follow his way of speaking
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