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可哀相, 可哀そう, 可哀想, かわいそう

  • kawaisō
JLPT LEVEL 3

Definition

adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi), noun (common) (futsuumeishi)

  • poor
  • pitiable
  • pathetic
  • pitiful

Examples of 可哀相,可哀そう,可哀想,かわいそう in a Sentence

わいそうな追い出される見た
I saw some poor cats kicked out.
かわいそうに少女知らせ聞いて泣き崩れた
The poor girl broke down upon hearing the news.
かわいそうに、その老人はやせて骨と皮だけになっていた。
The poor old man was reduced to just a skeleton.
かわいそうに、その少年にはねられた。
The poor boy was knocked down by a car.
かわいそうに、その女の子泣いてばかりいた
The poor little girl did nothing but weep.
かわいそうにあの女の子気が狂ってしまった
The poor girl went out of her mind.
かわいそうなにその老いた女性またもバッグ盗まれた
The poor old woman had her bag stolen again.
彼女かわいそうに思ってそのらのめんどうをみた
She cared for the children out of charity.
かわいそうなマギーこれからはライム・ストリート歩けやしない
And she'll never walk down Lime Street anymore.
彼らは「かわいそうな」といわんばかり私達じっと見た
They looked at us, as much as to say, "Poor creature."

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