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 the Japanese Word Wakaru Mean? Singing "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" in Japanese 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? Meaning of Heiwa in Japanese Japanese Word of the Day: "Sekai" What Does the Japanese Word "Mazu" Mean? Brush up on Your Japanese by Learning the Word Kurai What Does Shiawase Mean in Japanese? What does the Japanese word isshoukenmei mean? What Does the Japanese Word Shitsumon Mean? Meaning of Mazui in Japanese What Does the Japanese Word "Tokui" Mean? What Does the Japanese Word Shitsurei Mean?