可惜

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Chinese[edit]

 
can; may; able to
can; may; able to; certain(ly); to suit; (particle used for emphasis)
 
pity; regret; rue
pity; regret; rue; begrudge
simp. and trad.
(可惜)

Pronunciation[edit]


Adjective[edit]

可惜

  1. regrettable; too bad; a pity; a shame
    可惜天國不能我們團圓 [MSC, trad.]
    可惜天国不能我们团圆 [MSC, simp.]
    Kěxī tā zài tiānguó, bùnéng yǔ wǒmen tuányuán. [Pinyin]
    It's a shame she is in heaven and cannot reunite with us.

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
あたら
Grade: 5 Grade: S
jukujikun
Alternative spelling

Etymology[edit]

From 可惜し (atarashi, regrettable; tragic; precious).

Adverb[edit]

可惜(あたら) or 可惜(あったら) (atara or attara

  1. (archaic) regrettably; to my great regret
  2. (archaic) unfortunately
  3. (archaic) tragically

Interjection[edit]

可惜(あたら) or 可惜(あったら) (atara or attara

  1. alas!