Learn the Japanese Word Tokui

The Japanese word tokui, pronounced "toe-KWEE", is translated to mean pride, or triumph. It is also often used to mean something that one excels at, or one's forte.

Japanese Characters

得意 (とくい)


Kare wa suugaku ga tokui da.

Translation: He is good at mathematics.


heta (下手); futokui (不得意); nigate (苦手)

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