一緒に

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Grade: S

Adverb[edit]

一緒に (hiragana いっしょに, romaji issho ni)

Note: this word is a standard adverb construction from the noun 一緒 + the particle , but it sees much more use in this form than any other.

  1. together, with
    銀行 (ぎんこう)一緒 (いっしょ) ()きませんか。
    ginkō e issho ni ikimasen ka.
    Won't you go with me to the bank?
    花子 (はなこ)一緒 (いっしょ)映画 (えいが) () ()った。
    hanako to issho ni eiga o mi ni itta.
    I went to see the movie together with Hanako.

Usage notes[edit]

  • As is normal in Japanese, the word 一緒に generally refers to the topic, which in a simple statement like 「一緒に行きませんか。」, is going to be the speaker. Thus, 「一緒に行きませんか。」 can usually be translated to "Won't you go with me?", except where the context dictates otherwise.

Contraction[edit]

[someone]一緒に
[someone] いっしょに
[someone] to issho ni

  1. together with [someone]
    Note: If the person being referred to is clear from context, then 誰と can be omitted. When omitted, the person being referred to is usually the speaker or the listener. Thus 一緒に by itself can, in effect, mean "with me" or "with you".