場合

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Chinese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

場合

  1. place
  2. occasion; situation

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
あい
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Sometimes pronounced as ばわい bawai instead of usual ばあい baai, analyzed as epenthesis; a long /ā/ is relatively rare in Japanese.

Noun[edit]

場合 (hiragana ばあい, romaji baai)

  1. case (as in in that case), occasion
    • 1916, 河上肇, 貧乏物語:
      ドイツの場合 (ばあい) (とく)にそうである。
      doitsu no baai ga tokuni sō de aru.
      It's particularly the case with Germany.
  2. circumstances, situation
    • 1917, 芥川龍之介, 偸盗:
      あるいは場合 (ばあい)によっては、 (ころ)されてもいい。
      arui wa baai ni yotte wa, korosarete mo ii.
      In some circumstances, it's not bad to be killed.

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References[edit]

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