Meaning

Primary

Stinky

Alternatives

Stinking, Smelly

Word Type

い adjective

Explanation

This is a single kanji with an on the end, meaning you know it's probably an adjective. What's the adjective form of stinking? It's also stinking (or stinky).

Reading

くさい
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading you learned with the kanji can be used here, too.

Context

Context Sentences

水害地の臭いは、とても臭かったです。

The flooded area smelled really stinky.

ニンニク臭くてごめんね。すごい臭いよね。さっきラーメン食べたんだ。

Excuse my garlic breath. It smells terrible, right? I just ate ramen.

夫の朝の口臭が臭くて耐えられないので、離婚を決意したんです。

My husband's morning breath was too stinky to bear, so I decided to divorce him.

Kanji Composition