不可能

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Chinese[edit]

(negative prefix); not; no to be competent to, to have the ability to
simp. and trad.
(不可能)
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Pronunciation[edit]


Adjective[edit]

不可能

  1. impossible

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4

Grade: 5
のう
Grade: 5
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese compound 不可能 (pjuw khaXnong, literally not possible).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

不可能 (-na inflection, hiragana ふかのう, romaji fukanō)

  1. impossible
    雪道 (ゆきみち) () ()うのは不可能 (ふかのう)だ。
    Yukimichi de maniau no wa fukanō da.
    With the roads snowy, it is impossible to get there in time.
    あのチームが優勝 (ゆうしょう)するなんて不可能 (ふかのう)出来事 (できごと)だ。
    Ano chīmu ga yūshō suru nante fukanō na dekigoto da.
    It's impossible for that team to win the title.

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Noun[edit]

不可能 (hiragana ふかのう, romaji fukanō)

  1. impossibility, that which is impossible
    不可能 (ふかのう)可能 (かのう)にする
    fukanō o kanō ni suru
    to make the impossible possible

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan