十二分

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Chinese[edit]

twelve; 12
 
to divide; minute; (a measure word)
to divide; minute; (a measure word); (a unit of leng
trad. (十二分) 十二
simp. #(十二分) 十二

Pronunciation[edit]


Adverb[edit]

十二分

  1. very (stronger than 十分 (shífēn))

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
じゅう
Grade: 1

Grade: 1
ふん > ぶん
Grade: 2
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Literally "twelve out of ten", stronger form of 十分(じゅうぶん) (jūbun).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(じゅう)()(ぶん) (jūnibun

  1. more than enough

Adjective[edit]

(じゅう)()(ぶん) (jūnibun-na (adnominal (じゅう)()(ぶん) (jūnibun na), adverbial (じゅう)()(ぶん) (jūnibun ni))

  1. Same as above.

Inflection[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

This is a special usage; for indicating 12 minutes, the reading じゅうにふん is used.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN