全然

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Chinese[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]


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.

Synonyms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ぜん
Grade: 3
ぜん
Grade: 4
goon kan’on

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

全然(ぜんぜん) (zenzen

  1. 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、全然(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), 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
    Antonym: よく (yoku) (frequently, often)
  2. totally, completely (with affirmative verb)
    全然(ぜんぜん)(ちが)(はなし)
    zenzen chigau hanashi
    a completely different story
    Synonym: 全く (mattaku)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  3. 3.0 3.1 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  • 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).