予想

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
そう
Grade: 3
on’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

予想 (hiragana よそう, rōmaji yosō)

  1. expectation; anticipation
     () (そう) () (じょう) (たか)
    yosō ijō ni takai
    more expensive than one expected
     (かれ) () (そう) (どお)りのことをいった。
    Kare wa yosōdōri no koto o itta.
    He said a thing that was expected.
  2. a forecast
  3. an estimate

Verb[edit]

予想する (hiragana よそう, rōmaji yosō)

  1. expect; anticipate
    明日 (あした)大雨 (おおあめ) ()ることが () (そう)されている。
    Ashita wa ōame ga furu koto ga yosō sareteiru.
    Heavy rain is expected tomorrow.
  2. estimate
    ダムの建設 (けんせつ)には (じゅう) () ()ドルかかると () (そう)される。
    Damu no kensetsu ni wa jūoku doru kakaru to yosō sareru.
    It is estimated that the cost of construction of the dam is up to 1 billion dollars.

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References[edit]

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