Languages › Japanese Introduction to the Japanese Word Koishii Share Flipboard Email Print Hero Images/Getty Images Japanese Essential Japanese Vocabulary History & Culture Japanese Grammar By Namiko Abe Japanese Language Expert B.A., Kwansei Gakuin University Namiko Abe is a Japanese language teacher and translator, as well as a Japanese calligraphy expert. She has been a freelance writer for nearly 20 years. our editorial process Namiko Abe Updated January 29, 2019 The Japanese word koishii means "dear" and "beloved." In Japanese characters, koishii is 恋しい (こいしい). Example Tokidoki ie ga koishiku narimasu.時々家が恋しくなります。 Translation: I get homesick every once in a while.