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21:27 Oct 27, 2002
Japanese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Japanese term or phrase: kurai
is this a word in englisg? does it even have a meaning at all?
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Summary of answers provided
5 +1approximately, dark/gloomy, grade; rank; court order; dignity; nobility; situation; throne; crown; o
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5approximately/grade/rank/stand/lie .amit vats
3 +1position, decimal place, rank
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31 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
approximately, dark/gloomy, grade; rank; court order; dignity; nobility; situation; throne; crown; o


Explanation:
go to the reference below and take your pick


    Reference: http://linear.mv.com/cgi-bin/j-e/inline/nocolor/dosearch?H=P...
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Local time: 13:26
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SwedishSwedish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Henry Dotterer: 'dark/gloomy' is first to come to mind with the term alone...
29 mins

neutral  xxxAnneF: It depends on what context though. Kurai; as in 位 would mean Position or status.
59 mins
  -> go to the reference, there are lots of options based on the characters used and the context

neutral  jxiatian: kurai as in dark/gloomy also can mean unfamiliar
1 hr
  -> go to the reference, there are lots of options based on the characters used and the context

neutral  MelissaF: for english meanings for the various usages, the eijiro dictionary at www.alc.co.jp is an excellent resource
3 hrs
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
position, decimal place, rank


Explanation:
Or, it could be this one 「位」using a different character.



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Local time: 20:26
Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 33

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agree  xxxAnneF
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9 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
approximately/grade/rank/stand/lie .


Explanation:
the exact pronounciation is gurai it is used with the the word like with "jinko" jinko wa ikura gurai desu ka. it is also used with the rank and position of the soldiers.in the compition it is also used with the players rank.
another kurai means "dark",gloomy,dim,used with the room,tatoeba-heya wa kuraku narimasu ne.


    Reference: http://amitto1977@yahoo.co.jp
amit vats
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Local time: 16:56
Native speaker of: Native in HindiHindi, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 32
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