当然

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
とう
Grade: 2
ぜん
Grade: 4
on'yomi

Adjectival noun[edit]

当然 (-na inflection, hiragana とうぜん, romaji tōzen)

  1. natural, inevitable
    (example): 故障は定期点検を怠った当然の結果だ。
    (en: This breakdown is the inevitable result due to neglects of periodic checks.)
  2. natural, reasonable, proper
    (example): 彼が怒るのも当然だ。
    (en: It is reasonable that he became angry.)

Synonyms[edit]

Inflection[edit]

Adverb[edit]

当然 (hiragana とうぜん, romaji tōzen)

  1. naturally, of course, as expected
  2. inevitably

Noun[edit]

当然 (hiragana とうぜん, romaji tōzen)

  1. naturality
  2. propriety
  3. inevitability

Mandarin[edit]

simpl.
trad. 當然

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin dāngrán
Zhuyin ㄉㄤ ㄖㄢˊ
IPA (key) /tɑŋ⁵⁵ ʐa̠n³⁵/
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Adverb[edit]

当然 (simplified, Pinyin dāngrán, traditional 當然)

  1. of course; surely

Min Nan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ tɔŋ˧˧ʑɪɛn˧˥ ]

Adverb[edit]

当然 (simplified, POJ tong-jiân, traditional 當然, simplified 当然)

  1. of course; surely