The Common Japanese Word Yakamashii

The Japanese word yakamashii, pronounced "yah-kah-mah-shee", means "noisy" or "clamorous". Depending on the context, it may also mean "faultfinding" or "critical". This is a very complex word that has even a third set of meanings: "much-discussed" or "particular".

Japanese Characters

やかましい

Example

Mika wa tabemono ni totemo yakamashii.
美香は食べ物にとてもやかましい。

Translation: Mika is very particular about food.

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