徒然

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Chinese

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apprentice; disciple
so; thus; like this
so; thus; like this; ‑ly; correct; right
 
trad. (徒然)
simp. #(徒然)

Pronunciation

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Adverb

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徒然

  1. in vain; for no reason; for no purpose; for nothing; unsuccessfully
  2. merely; only

Synonyms

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Adjective

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徒然

  1. futile; fruitless; in vain

Synonyms

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Descendants

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Sino-Xenic (徒然):
  • Japanese: ()(ぜん) (tozen)
  • Korean: 도연(徒然) (doyeon)

Japanese

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Etymology 1

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Kanji in this term
つれづれ
Grade: 4 Grade: 4
jukujikun
For pronunciation and definitions of 徒然 – see the following entry.
つれづれ
[noun] ennui
[adjective] idle, bored
[adverb] This term needs a translation to English.
(This term, 徒然, is an alternative spelling of the above term.)

Etymology 2

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Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
ぜん
Grade: 4
on'yomi

Pronunciation

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Adjective

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()(ぜん) (tozen-na (adnominal ()(ぜん) (tozen na), adverbial ()(ぜん) (tozen ni))

  1. idle
Inflection
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Noun

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()(ぜん) (tozen

  1. idleness, tedium