中々

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
なか
Grade: 1
なか
Grade: 1
kun'yomi

Adverb[edit]

中々 (hiragana なかなか, romaji nakanaka)

  1. very, quite, considerably, rather
  2. by no means (with negative verb)
    • 1906, Natsume Sōseki, Botchan:
      くだらないから、すぐ ()たが、なかなか ()られない。
      kudaranai kara, sugu neta ga, nakanaka nerarenai.
      There was nothing doing, so I went to bed, but could not sleep.