Kanari

The Japanese word kanari -- pronounced 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.

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Abe, Namiko. "Kanari." ThoughtCo, Jun. 14, 2017, thoughtco.com/kanari-meaning-and-characters-2028722. Abe, Namiko. (2017, June 14). Kanari. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/kanari-meaning-and-characters-2028722 Abe, Namiko. "Kanari." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/kanari-meaning-and-characters-2028722 (accessed May 20, 2018).