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Readings

kyuu
English
NA-adjective/adjectival noun (keiyodoshi)
sudden, abrupt, unexpected

NA-adjective/adjectival noun (keiyodoshi)
urgent, pressing

NA-adjective/adjectival noun (keiyodoshi)
steep, sharp, precipitous

NA-adjective/adjectival noun (keiyodoshi)
rapid, swift, fast

Noun (futsuumeishi)
emergency, crisis, danger

Noun (futsuumeishi)
urgency, hurrying, haste

Noun (futsuumeishi)
See also: 序破急
(in gagaku or noh) end of a song

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Kanjis
ON: キュウ KUN: いそ.ぐ, いそ.ぎ, せ.く
hurry, emergency, sudden, steep

Stroke: 9 Grade: 3 JLPT: N3 SKIP: 2-2-7 FC: 2733.3


Phrases
この川の流れは急だ。
Parts: 此の (この) (かわ) 流れ (ながれ) (きゅう)
The current of this river is rapid.

屋根にいく階段は狭くて急でくらいです。
Parts: 屋根 (やね) 行く (いく) 階段 (かいだん) 狭い (せまい) (きゅう) くらい
The staircase leading to the rooftop is narrow, steep, and dark.

事態は急を要するので一刻も待てないと彼は言った。
Parts: 事態 (じたい) (きゅう) 要する (ようする) ので (んで) 一刻 (いっこく) 待つ (まつ) (かれ) 言う (いう)
He said that the matter was urgent, and that there was not a moment to lose.