adjective

  1. fast, quick, rapid, swift, speedy, brisk, prompt. Esp. 速い.
  2. early, soon, earlier than usual.
  3. premature, too soon, too early.
  4. easy, simple, quick, fast. Esp. 早い.
  5. as soon as ..., the moment ..., the instant .... As ...するが早いか or ...するより早く.

Variations

Pronunciation Kanji Kana Is Common
 
早い はやい
 
速い はやい
 
疾い はやい
 
捷い はやい

Contained Kanji Breakdown

early, fast
はや.い サッ ソウ (1st, N4)
day, sun, Japan
ひ ニチ にっ (1st, N5)
ten
ジュウ ジッ か (1st, N5)