Heta

The Japanese word heta, pronounced "hey-TAH", means "awkwardness" or indicates a lack of skill. Explore more about this word, including an audio file that can aid in pronunciation.

Japanese Characters

下手 (へた)

Example

Hazukashigarazuni hetana eigo de hanashita.
恥ずかしがらずに下手な英語で話した。

Translation: I spoke in poor English without hesitation.

Antonym

jouzu (上手)