Meaning of Nigiyaka in Japanese

People crossing the Shibuya Intersection
nigiyaka, crowded. Takahiro Yamamoto / Getty Images

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 & Translation

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。

or in English:

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

Antonym

sabishii (さびしい)