Meaning of Ijiwaru in Japanese

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Ijiwaru is a Japanese word that means cross tempered or an ill-natured person. Learn more about its meaning and usage below.


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a cross temper; perverseness; an ill-natured person

Japanese Characters

意地悪 (いじわる)

Example & Translation

Ijiwaru shinaide, minna de nakayoku asobinasai.

or in English:

Don't be mean to him and play nicely with everybody

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