Mijikai?

ColorsFillTheSky

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English, USA
I am very new at Japanese, since I have only taken Japanese 1,2 in High School. However, I learned "mijikai" means short. I was wondering what an affection term for a short person might be? Perhaps the English equivelent to "little one" or "shorty"?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Arigatoo! :]
 
  • toscairn

    Banned
    Japan
    chibi ちび (derogative)
    o-chibi-chan おちびちゃん (an affectionate way of addressing to a little boy/girl)
    chicchai/chittchai ちっちゃい (the babyish alternative of "chiisai")

    Note: "short/tall" can't be used to describe one's height or height of buildings. We use "high/low" (takai/hikui 高い/低い) instead. But there's no affectionate way of calling a short person.
     

    Cereth

    Senior Member
    Español
    mijikai, so far i have only used that word when i refer to hair, 2watshi no kami wa mijikai desu"
     

    crises

    Senior Member
    BCN
    EU Spanish/Catalan
    More çŸ*い (みじかい) examples:

    -命のçŸ*い :: short life (de vida corta)
    -夏は夜がçŸ*い :: Summer nights are short (Las noches de verano son cortas).
    -çŸ*い時間 :: in a short time (en poco tiempo)

    You can use it with する as well >> çŸ*くする ("to shorten", "acortar")
     

    crises

    Senior Member
    BCN
    EU Spanish/Catalan
    Sorry.

    More 短い (みじかい) examples:

    -命の短い :: short life (de vida corta)
    -夏の夜が短いです :: Summer nights are short (Las noches de verano son cortas).
    -短い時間 :: in a short time (en poco tiempo)

    You can use it with する as well >> 短いする ("to shorten", "acortar")
     
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