一般

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Chinese[edit]

 
one; 1; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
 
sort; kind; class; way; manner
simp. and trad.
(一般)

Pronunciation[edit]


Adjective[edit]

一般

  1. general; generic; typical
  2. so so; average
  3. alike

Adverb[edit]

一般

  1. in general; generally
  2. ( (xiàng)) (just) like
    一般自由 / 一般自由  ―  xiàng fēng yībān zìyóu  ―  free as the wind

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
いつ > いっ
Grade: 1
はん > ぱん
Grade: S
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese compound 一般 ‎(ʔjit pan, ordinary, common, general, literally one + sort, manner, kind). Compare modern Mandarin reading yībān, Hakka yit-pân.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

一般 ‎(-na inflection, hiragana いっぱん, romaji ippan)

  1. general, common, ordinary
    • 1911, 和辻哲郎, エレオノラ・デュウゼ:
      デュウゼは一般 (いっぱん)女優 (じょゆう) ()っている技能 (ぎのう) ()っていない。
      Dyūze wa ippan no joyū no motte iru ginō o motte inai.
      Duse does not have the same ability as the ordinary actress.
    • 1889, 井上円了, 欧米各国 政教日記:
      すなわち、第一 (だいいち)に、西洋人 (せいようじん)一般 (いっぱん)旅行 (りょこう) (この)むこと。
      Sunawachi, daiichi ni, seiyōjin wa ippan ni ryokō o konomu koto.
      Namely, it's that first of all westerners generally enjoy travelling.
    • 1948, 木村荘八, ハイカラ考:
      広告文 (こうこくぶん)」には、 (あま)一般 (いっぱん)にわからない ()言葉 (ことば)使 (つか)わないものである。
      "Kōkokubun" ni wa, amari ippan ni wakaranai ji ya kotoba wa tsukawanai mono de aru.
      The language of advertising tends not to use things like words or characters that are not generally understood.

Inflection[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Often used with genitive particle ‎(no) to modify another noun, instead of the usual adjective particle ‎(na), suggesting that this might be considered more of a noun in some respects.

Also commonly used with adverbial particle ‎(ni).

Noun[edit]

一般 ‎(hiragana いっぱん, romaji ippan)

  1. the general, the normal, the usual

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

一般 ‎(ilban) ‎(hangeul 일반)

  1. Hanja form? of 일반, “general”.