Meaning of the Japanese Word Kanari

Snowy city in Japan

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The Japanese word kanaripronounced precisely as the phonetic spelling indicates—is translated in a number of ways depending on context. It can mean "pretty", "fairy", or "quite/rather". The sentence in which the word appears will indicate how the word should be used.

Japanese Characters

かなり

Example

Kesa wa kanari samukatta node, mafuraa o shite dekaketa
今朝はかなり寒かったので、マフラーをして出かけた。

Translation: Since it was quite cold this morning, I went out wearing a scarf.