Languages › Japanese Meaning of Yasashii in Japanese Share Flipboard Email Print yasashii; gentle planting. Dougal Waters / 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 May 11, 2018 Yasashii is a Japanese word meaning gentle or kind. Learn more about its pronunciation and usag ein the Japanese language below. Pronunciation Click here to listen to the audio file. Meaning gentle; sweet; tender; kind Japanese Characters 優しい （やさしい） Example & Translation Watashi no obasan wa totemo yasashii hito desu.私のおばさんはとても優しい人です。 or in English: My aunt is a very gentle person.