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.

Pronunciation

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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)