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甘い
Readings
あまい
amai
Meanings
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
Usually written using kana alone
sweet-tasting, sweet, sugary, sugareddoux, indulgent, sucré, trop faible, trop optimiste

fragrant (smelling), sweet (music)
lightly salted, light in salt, not spicy
See also: 甘く見る
naive, overly optimistic, soft on, generous, indulgent, easy-going, lenient

half-hearted, not finished properly
insufficient, not satisfactory, inadequate, loose
mild
See also: 甘い言葉
tempting, enticing, luringсладкийsüß, lieblich, schwach gesalzen, süßlich duftend, wie Honig duftend, verführerisch, nicht streng, (zu) nachsichtig, nicht ernsthaft, ungenügend, zu optimistisch, einfach, einfältig, sentimental, locker lose, stumpf

Kanji
ON: カンKUN: あま.い, あま.える, あま.やかす, うま.い
sweet, coax, pamper, be content, sugary

Conjugated forms
Example sentences
彼女は彼の甘い言葉にだまされた。Parts: 彼女 (かのじょ), (かれ), 甘い (あまい), 言葉 (ことば), 騙す (だます)She was beguiled by his sweet words.

ゆりは甘い香りがする。Parts: 百合 (ゆり), 甘い (あまい), 香り (かおり)Lilies smell sweet.

メアリーにはつい甘くなってしまう。Parts: には, つい, 甘い (あまい), 成る (なる), 仕舞う (しまう)I have always had a soft spot in my heart for Mary.

このチョコレートはとっても甘くておいしい。Parts: 此の (この), チョコレート, 迚も (とても), 甘い (あまい), 美味しい (おいしい)This chocolate is very sweet and tasty.
Diese Schokolade ist total süß und lecker.

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