全然

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ぜん
Grade: 3
ぜん
Grade: 4
on'yomi

Adverb[edit]

全然 (hiragana ぜんぜん, romaji zenzen)

  1. not at all (with negative verb)
  2. totally (with affirmative verb)

References[edit]

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

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Adverb[edit]

全然 (jeonyeon) (hangeul 전연)

  1. Hanja form? of 전연, “completely”.

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

From  ("entire, all") +  ("adverbial suffix").

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin quánrán
Zhuyin ㄑㄩㄢˊ ㄖㄢˊ
IPA (key) /t͡ɕʰy̯ɛn³⁵ ʐa̠n³⁵/

Adverb[edit]

全然 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin quánrán)

  1. completely, entirely, utterly