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早い
速い
疾い
rarely-used kanji form
捷い
rarely-used kanji form
Readings

hayai
English
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
esp. 速い
fast, quick, rapid, swift, speedy, brisk, prompt

Meaning restricted to 早い
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
early, soon, earlier than usual

Meaning restricted to 早い
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
premature, too soon, too early

I-adjective (keiyoushi)
esp. 早い
easy, simple

I-adjective (keiyoushi)
as ...するが早いか or ...するより早く
as soon as ..., the moment ..., the instant ...

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Conjugated forms
Present, Future 早い
is [x]
早くない
is not [x]
Past 早かった
was [x]
早くなかった
was not [x]
Te-form, Continuative 早くて
is [x] and...
早くなくて
is not [x] and...
Kanjis
ON: ソウ, サッ KUN: はや.い, はや, はや-, はや.まる, はや.める, さ-
early, fast

Stroke: 6 Grade: 1 JLPT: N3 SKIP: 2-4-2 FC: 6040.0


ON: ソク KUN: はや.い, はや-, はや.める, すみ.やか
quick, fast

Stroke: 10 Grade: 3 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 3-3-7 FC: 3530.0


ON: シツ KUN: はや.い
rapidly

Stroke: 10 JLPT: N1 SKIP: 3-5-5 FC: 0013.3


ON: ショウ, ソウ KUN: はや.い
victory, fast

Stroke: 11 JLPT: N1 SKIP: 1-3-8 FC: 5508.8


Phrases
子供は成長が早い。
Parts: 子供 (こども) 成長 (せいちょう) 早い (はやい)
Children grow very quickly.

あれは世界で最も速い電車です。
Parts: (あれ) 世界 (せかい) 最も (もっとも) 早い (はやい) 電車 (でんしゃ)
That is the fastest train in the world.
That's the fastest train in the world.

今年は春の訪れが早かった。
Parts: 今年 (ことし) (はる) 訪れ (おとずれ) 早い (はやい)
Spring has come early this year.

それを今論議するのはまだ早い。
Parts: 其れ (それ) (いま) 論議 (ろんぎ) 未だ (まだ) 早い (はやい)
It is premature to discuss it now.