全然

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Chinese[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]


Adverb[edit]

全然

  1. completely, entirely, utterly
    全然 / 全然  ―  Wǒ duì cǐ shì quánrán bù zhī.  ―  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, romaji zenzen)

  1. not at all (with negative verb)
     (わたし)料理 (りょうり)など全然 (ぜんぜん)しない。自信 (じしん)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.
    • 2009 March 9, Tsugumi Ohba; Takeshi Obata, “10と2 [10 and 2]”, in バクマン。 [BAKUMAN.], volume 2 (in Japanese), Tokyo: Shueisha, ISBN 978-4-08-874644-9, page 102:
       (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)

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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.

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Adverb[edit]

全然 ‎(jeonyeon) ‎(hangeul 전연)

  1. Hanja form? of 전연, “completely”.