偶然

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Adjective[edit]

偶然

  1. (Intermediate Mandarin) accidental

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ぐう
Grade: S
ぜん
Grade: 4
on'yomi

Adjectival noun[edit]

偶然 (-na inflection, hiragana ぐうぜん, romaji gūzen)

  1. contingent, casual, accidental, incidental

Antonyms[edit]

Inflection[edit]

Adverb[edit]

偶然 (hiragana ぐうぜん, romaji gūzen)

  1. by chance, incidentally
     (むかし)彼女 (かのじょ)偶然 (ぐうぜん)出会 (であ)った。
    mukashi no kanojo ni gūzen deatta.
    I met my ex-girlfriend by chance

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Noun[edit]

偶然 (hiragana ぐうぜん, romaji gūzen)

  1. chance, contingency
     (すべ)ての偶然 (ぐうぜん)は、必然 (ひつぜん)である。
    subete no gūzen wa, hitsuzen dearu.
    All chances are inevitable.

References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakkan, ISBN 4095102535.