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how do you say "brave" in Japanese?

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I searched my dictionary and there were so many words that popped out: kenage, isamashii, yuukan and souretsu. Do all of these mean the same?
 

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In English, "brave" can be an adjective, a verb, and a noun.
 

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Please provide a sentence in English where you intend to use the word "brave".

Without the context, it is difficult to help you constructively.
 

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So the only difference between kenage, isamashii, etc. Is that some can also be verbs/nouns as well as adjectives?
Other than the difference in meaning;
kenage: noun / the stem of an adjective
isamashii: adjective
yûkan: noun / the stem of an adjective
sôretsu: noun / the stem of an adjective
yûsha: noun
 

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So the only difference between kenage, isamashii, etc. Is that some can also be verbs/nouns as well as adjectives?
You didn't tell us which way you meant "brave". The answer is different depending on how you're using it in English.
 

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Please provide a sentence in English where you intend to use the word "brave".

Without the context, it is difficult to help you constructively.
Okay then. I was thinking along the lines of a fearless person. Like a guy who isn't afraid of haunted houses because he is so brave.
 

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What I can think of now is "gôketsu". (or "yûkan na hito", "yûki ga aru hito". These are phrases, not words, though.)
 
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