意外

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
がい
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Adjectival noun[edit]

意外 (-na inflection, hiragana いがい, romaji igai)

  1. surprising, unexpected
    意外 (いがい)だね。
    Igai da ne.
    You don't say.
     (きみ)にここで ()うのは (まった)意外 (いがい)だ。
    kimi ni koko de au no wa mattaku igai da.
    It's really unexpected to meet you here.

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Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

意外 (hiragana いがい, romaji igai)

  1. unexpectedness

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

意外 (uioe) (hangeul 의외)

  1. Hanja form? of 의외, “unexpected, surprising”.

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin yìwài
Zhuyin ㄧˋ ㄨㄞˋ
IPA (key) /i⁵¹⁻⁵³ u̯aɪ̯⁵¹/
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Adjective[edit]

意外 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin yìwài)

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) unexpected; unforeseen; surprising

Noun[edit]

意外 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin yìwài)

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) accident; mishap

Synonyms[edit]