偶然

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Chinese[edit]

 
accidental; image; pair
accidental; image; pair; mate
 
so; thus; like this
so; thus; like this; ‑ly; correct; right
simp. and trad.
(偶然)

Pronunciation[edit]


Adjective[edit]

偶然

  1. accidental; coincidental; by chance; random; fortuitous

Adverb[edit]

偶然

  1. accidentally; coincidentally; by chance; fortuitously
    偶然相遇  ―  ǒurán xiāngyù  ―  to meet by chance
  2. occasionally; randomly

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ぐう
Grade: S
ぜん
Grade: 4
on’yomi

Adjectival noun[edit]

偶然(ぐうぜん) (gūzen-na (adnominal 偶然(ぐうぜん) (gūzen na), adverbial 偶然(ぐうぜん) (gūzen ni))

  1. contingent, casual, accidental, incidental
    Antonyms: 必然 (hitsuzen), 確実 (kakujitsu) (inevitable)
    Antonyms: 不可能 (fukanō), 有り得ない (arienai) (impossible)

Inflection[edit]

Adverb[edit]

偶然(ぐうぜん) (gūzen

  1. by chance, incidentally
    (むかし)彼女(かのじょ)偶然(ぐうぜん)出会(であ)った
    Mukashi no kanojo ni gūzen deatta.
    I met my ex-girlfriend by chance

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Noun[edit]

偶然(ぐうぜん) (gūzen

  1. chance, contingency
    (すべ)偶然(ぐうぜん)は、必然(ひつぜん)である
    Subete no gūzen wa, hitsuzen dearu.
    All chances are inevitable.

References[edit]

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