偶爾

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ぐう
Grade: S

Jinmeiyō
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From (, “by chance”) + (ji, “situation”)

Adjective[edit]

偶爾 (-nari inflection, hiragana ぐうじ, romaji gūji)

  • Nari Inflection (ナリ活用)
  1. By accident; by chance.
    • 1911, Inazō Nitobe, Shūyō (修養, Cultivation of the mind)
      これは自分の専門学の余暇に、ただ偶爾の随感随想を述べたるに過ぎざれば、...
      Kore wa jibun no senmon-gaku no yoka ni, tada gūji no zuikan-zuisō o nobetaru-ni sugizareba, ...

偶爾 (-tari inflection, hiragana ぐうじ, romaji gūji)

  • Tari Inflection (タリ活用)
  1. By accident; by chance.

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 偶尔
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin ǒu'ěr
Zhuyin ㄡˇ ㄦˇ
IPA (key) /ˀoʊ̯²¹⁴⁻³⁵ ˀɤɻ²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/
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Adverb[edit]

偶爾 (traditional, Pinyin ǒu'ěr, simplified 偶尔)

  1. now and then; sometimes
    偶爾健身房
    wǒ ǒu'ěr qù jiànshēnfáng
    Every now and then I go to the gym.

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