全然

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Chinese[edit]

 
all; whole; entire; every; complete
adverbial suffix; ‑ly
simp. and trad.
(全然)

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Adverb[edit]

全然

  1. completely; entirely; utterly
    全然 [MSC, trad.]
    全然 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ duì cǐ shì quánrán bù zhī. [Pinyin]
    I know absolutely nothing about this matter.

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ぜん
Grade: 3
ぜん
Grade: 4
on’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

全然 (hiragana ぜんぜん, rōmaji zenzen)

  1. not at all (with negative verb)
     (わたし) (りょう) ()など (ぜん) (ぜん)しない。 () (しん)がないからね。
    Watashi wa ryōri nado zenzen shinai. Jishin ga nai kara ne.
    I don't cook at all, since I lack the confidence.
    「わかった?」「いや、 (ぜん) (ぜん)。」
    “Wakatta?” “Iya, zenzen.”
    "Got it?" "Nope, not at all."
    • 2009 March 9, Ohba, Tsugumi; Obata, Takeshi, “12ページ 10と2 [Page 12: 10 and 2]”, in BAKUMAN。バクマン。 [BAKUMAN.], volume 2 (fiction, in Japanese), Tokyo: Shueisha, →ISBN:
       (たか) () (いま)からあたしとの (けっ) (こん) (かんが)えてる?
      Takagi wa ima kara atashi to no kekkon kangaeteru?
      Takagi, are you planning to marry me?
       (ぜん) (ぜん)
      Zenzen
      Not at all
  2. totally (with affirmative verb)
     (ぜん) (ぜん) (ちが) (はなし)
    zenzen chigau hanashi
    a completely different story

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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.

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Adverb[edit]

全然 (jeonyeon) (hangeul 전연)

  1. Hanja form? of 전연 (completely).