Languages › Japanese Wakai in Translation Share Flipboard Email Print 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 27, 2019 The Japanese word wakai, pronounced "wah-kai", means "young", "younger", "inexperienced", "immature", or "green". Japanese Characters 若い (わかい) Example Miki wa itsu mitemo wakai.美樹はいつ見ても若い。 Miki always looks young. Chikagoro no wakai mono wa nani o kangaeteiru no ka wakaranai.近頃の若い者は何を考えているのかわからない。 I can't tell what young people these days are thinking. Notes "Wakai" is a Japanese adjective. Learn more about Japanese adjectives. What Does Aisuru Mean? What Does the Japanese Word Wakaru Mean? Learn About Japanese Adjectives What Does En Mean? What Does the Japanese Word "Erai" Mean? What Does the Japanese Word Shippai Mean? Yuuki - What Does the Japanese Word Yuuki Mean? Japanese Word of the Day: "Sekai" Meaning of Heiwa in Japanese What Does the Japanese Word "Mazu" Mean? What Does Shiawase Mean in Japanese? Brush up on Your Japanese by Learning the Word Kurai Meaning of Mazui in Japanese What Does the Japanese Word Shitsurei Mean? What Does the Japanese Word Shitsumon Mean? What does the Japanese word isshoukenmei mean?