Words with Multiple Meanings in Japanese: 高い
Are you confused about the way to use “高い”? It has a lot of meanings so I know how you feel about “高い”. However, when you figure out tips for using “高い” after reading this, you would be using it. Don’t worry about it. Let me introduce many ways to use “高い” today!
High / Expensive / Tall etc…
“高い” means “High / Expensive / Tall, etc…”. Although “高い” is just one word in Japanese, there are some words in English. So that’s what the complicated point is. You have to judge what the meaning of “高い” in conversation is. For instance, “日本一高い山(The highest mountain in Japan.)”, “高いペン(an expensive pen)”, “背の高い人(A tall person)”, etc. Basically, “高い” is translated to “High, Expensive and Tall”, but there are a lot of ways to use “高い” down below.