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危うい, あやうい

  • ayaui
JLPT LEVEL 2

Definition

adjective (keiyoushi)

  • dangerous
  • risky
  • hazardous
  • perilous
  • precarious

Definition

  • in danger
  • in jeopardy
  • critical
  • grave
  • at risk

Definition

  • uncertain
  • unreliable
  • insecure
  • unsteady
  • doubtful

Definition

  • close (i.e. a close call)
  • narrow

Examples of 危うい,あやうい in a Sentence

危ういところ少女おぼれそうになった。
It was a close call when the little girl almost drowned in the lake.
When the bus swerved to miss a cat, the driver said, “That was a close one!”
He barely missed being killed.
He is now in the hospital and his life is in the balance.
君子危うき近寄らず
Keep out of harm's way.
危うい助かった
I had a narrow escape.

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