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Particle, See 乃, occasionally ん, orig. written 乃 or 之
1. indicates possessive
2. nominalizes verbs and adjectives
See が・1
3. substitutes for "ga" in subordinate phrases
often ん
4. (at sentence-end, falling tone) indicates a confident conclusion
Female term or language
5. (at sentence-end) indicates emotional emphasis
おしゃれ, お洒落, 御洒落, オシャレ
NA-adjective, May take 'no', See 洒落・しゃれ・2, Usually in kana
1. smartly dressed, stylish, fashion-conscious
2. someone smartly dressed
Takes suru
3. to dress up, to be fashionable
かっこいい, 格好いい, かっこういい, カッコイイ, カッコいい
Usually in kana
attractive, good-looking, stylish, cool, smooth, neat, with-it, groovy
洒落た, しゃれた
Noun or verb acting prenominally
1. stylish, smart, tasteful, fashionable
2. witty
NA-adjective, May take 'no'
1. stylish, smart, fashionable
See ハイカラー
2. high collar
3. hair dressed in a western style
Takes suru
4. to dress in the latest Western fashion
小粋, 小意気, こいき
1. stylish, smart, chic, tasteful, snappy, dapper
See 小生意気, Archaism, as 小意気すぎる
2. conceited, cheeky
1. smart (clothing, etc.), stylish
2. slim, slender
3. skilful, slick, clever, adroit
瀟洒, 瀟灑, しょうしゃ
NA-adjective, 'taru' adjective, Adverb taking the 'to' particle
stylish, smart, elegant, chic, refined, trim, neat
イケてる, いけてる
Expression, Ichidan verb, Slang
cool, stylish, good-looking, fashionable, sexy
オシャンティー, オシャンティ
NA-adjective, See おしゃれ・1, Slang
fashionable, stylish, hip, with-it
, いき, すい
NA-adjective, Antonym: 野暮, いき is also written as 意気
1. chic, smart, stylish, tasteful, refined, sophisticated
2. familiar with worldly pleasures and subtleties of human nature (esp. sexual relations, geisha districts and red-light districts)
3. considerate, understanding, sympathetic
Only すい
4. essence, the best, the cream
上品, じょうひん
1. elegant, refined, polished, stylish, sophisticated
2. high-quality goods, first-class article
格好のいい, かっこうのいい
Expression, See 格好の良い・かっこうのよい
attractive, good-looking, stylish, cool
かっこよい, 格好良い, かっこ良い, 格好よい, かっこう良い, かっこ好い, かっこうよい
See 格好いい・かっこいい, Usually in kana
attractive, good-looking, stylish, cool, smooth, neat, with-it, groovy
Pre-noun adjectival (rentaishi), See 格好いい・かっこいい, Colloquialism
attractive, good-looking, stylish, cool
格好の良い, 格好のよい, かっこうのよい
attractive, good-looking, stylish, cool
かっちょいい, カッチョいい, カッチョイイ
See カッコイイ, Slang
attractive, good-looking, stylish, cool, smooth, neat, with-it, groovy
, おつ, オツ
NA-adjective, See 甲・こう・4
1. second (party to an agreement), the B party (e.g. in a contract), the latter, defendant
2. stylish, chic, spicy, witty, tasty, romantic
3. strange, quaint, queer
Expression, See お疲れ様・1, Abbreviation, Slang
4. thank you, good job, goodbye, goodnight
NA-adjective, See センス
tasteful, in good taste, tactful, thoughtful, stylish
今い, いまい, イマい
See ナウい, Slang, Obsolete term
current, hip, trendy, fashionable, stylish
洒落, しゃれ, シャレ
1. joke, pun, jest, witticism, wordplay
NA-adjective, See お洒落・1
2. smartly dressed, stylish, fashion-conscious, refined
Particle, prohibitive; used with dictionary form verb
1. don't
imperative (from なさい); used with -masu stem of verb
2. do
Interjection, See なあ
3. hey, listen, you
when seeking confirmation, for emphasis, etc.; used at sentence end
4. now, ..., well, ..., I tell you!, you know
used to express admiration, emotionality, etc.; used at sentence end
5. wow, ooh
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