Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
外剛内柔
Kana Reading
がいごうないじゅう
Romaji
gaigōnaijū
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
    Meaning
    being tough on the outside but soft at heart; a faint-hearted person pretending to be brave

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Kanji in this word

JLPT 1

10 strokes

sturdy, strength

On'Yomi: ゴウ

Kun'Yomi:

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JLPT 2

9 strokes

tender, weakness, gentleness, softness

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JLPT 5

5 strokes

outside

On'Yomi: ガイ,

Kun'Yomi: そと, ほか, はず.す, はず.れる, と-

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JLPT 3

4 strokes

inside, within, between, among, house, home

On'Yomi: ナイ, ダイ

Kun'Yomi: うち

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