Languages › Japanese The Meaning and Pronunciation of the Japanese Word "Subarashii" Share Flipboard Email Print 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 April 23, 2018 Pronunciation Click here to listen to the audio file. Meaning Subarashii means splendid; glorious; excellent; or superb. Japanese characters すばらしい Subarashii Used in a Sentence Kare no piano ensou wa subarashikatta.彼のピアノ演奏はすばらしかった。 Translation His piano performance was wonderful.