生憎

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Grade: S

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Adjectival noun[edit]

生憎 (-na inflection, hiragana あいにく, romaji ainiku)

  1. unfortunate, unfortunately
  2. I'm sorry to say that...

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

生憎 (hiragana あいにく, romaji ainiku)

  1. unluckiness, bad timing
    あいにく (あめ)試合 (しあい)中止 (ちゅうし)になった。
    Ainiku no ame de shiai wa chūshi ni natta.
    The game was called off due to the ill-timed rain.

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