What Does the Japanese Word "Nigiyaka" Mean?

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Nigiyaka is a Japanese word meaning crowded, or cheerful. Learn more about its pronunciation and usage in the Japanese language below.

Pronunciation

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Meaning

Crowded; prosperous; lively; merry; cheerful

Japanese Characters

にぎやか

Example

"Uchi wa sannin kyoudai nanode, itsumo nigiyaka da."
うちは三人兄弟なので、いつもにぎやかだ。

English: "Since I have three siblings, our home is always lively."

Antonym

sabishii (さびしい)

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