先ず

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
kun'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

先ず (hiragana まず, rōmaji mazu, historical hiragana まづ)

  1. first of all
  2. anyway
  3. about; roughly; just about
  4. (with a negative verb) hardly; not really

Usage notes[edit]

  • Usually written in kana alone.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

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