Learn the Japanese Word Erai

The Japanese word erai, pronounced "eh-rai", is a commonly-used adjective translated to mean great, high-ranking, or extraordinary.

Japanese Characters

偉い (えらい)

Example

Hiroshi-kun wa itsumo okaasan no tetsudai o shite erai ne.
ひろし君はいつもお母さんの手伝いをして偉いね。

Translation: It is great that Hiroshi always helps his mother.

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Abe, Namiko. "Learn the Japanese Word Erai." ThoughtCo, Jun. 14, 2017, thoughtco.com/erai-meaning-and-characters-2028534. Abe, Namiko. (2017, June 14). Learn the Japanese Word Erai. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/erai-meaning-and-characters-2028534 Abe, Namiko. "Learn the Japanese Word Erai." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/erai-meaning-and-characters-2028534 (accessed January 20, 2018).