Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
結構 JLPT 5
Kana Reading
けっこう
Romaji
kekkō
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi), adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
    Meaning
    splendid; nice; wonderful; delicious; sweet
    Example sentence
    好奇心旺盛のは大変結構ことである A healthy curiosity is truly a fine thing.
  • Parts of speech
    adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi)
    Meaning
    sufficient; fine (in the sense of "I'm fine"); (by implication) no thank you
    Example sentence
    浅いね。とどく」「結構遠浅な。よつばつくろ」 It's still shallow, eh. My feet still touch the bottom. "It's quite a shallow beach. Yotsuba, you can still touch the bottom can't you?"
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    well enough; OK; tolerable
    Example sentence
    ら抜き言葉ってっている?けっこう間違った言葉使う生徒多いみたい You know about 'ra-skipped words'? It looks like quite a lot of students are using mistaken words.
  • Parts of speech
    adverb (fukushi)
    Meaning
    reasonably; fairly; tolerably
    Example sentence
    松葉杖ってけっこうムズいな・・・。「すみませんストレッチャー通ります!」 Crutches are pretty tricky ... "Excuse me, stretcher coming through!"
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
    Meaning
    construction; architecture
    Example sentence
    同様の挙動するイベントでも結構です Another event that has the same behaviour would also be fine.

Examples of 結構, けっこう in a sentence


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posture, build, pretend

On'Yomi: コウ

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