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Stingy

Today's word is:

kechi-kusai
けちくさい

Meaning:

stingy

Pronunciation:

Learn how to pronounce each syllable first. "ke" is pronounced like "ke" as in ken, "chi" is like "ch" as in catch, "ku" is like "c" as in crucial, and "sai" is like "si" as in side.

Note that the vowel sound of "ku" is (almost) devoiced in this case.

Tips:

Note that the noun "kechi" means stinginess; nigardliness.

Here are usage examples:

Kare[Kanojo] wa kechikusai.
かれ[かのじょ]は けちくさい。
彼[彼女]は けちくさい。
(He[she] is stingy.)

kechi-kusai hito (or kechi na hito)
けちなひと
けちな人
(a stingy person)



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