Word of the Day: Atarashii

Meaning and Usage of This Common Japanese Word

Hand holding shopping bags with new clothes
Time for some new (atarashii) clothes.

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Word of the Day:

atarashii

Pronunciation:

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Meaning:

new; fresh; recent; up-to-date

Japanese characters:

新しい (あたらしい)

Example:

Atarashii fuku o kite, dekaketa.
新しい服を着て、出かけた。

Translation:

I went out in my new clothing.

Antonym :

furui (古い)

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