時々

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Chinese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see 時時 (“often; constantly”).
(This term, 時々, is a variant form of 時時.)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
とき
Grade: 2
とき > どき
Grade: 2
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling
時時

Etymology[edit]

Reduplication (with rendaku) of (toki, time).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

(とき)(どき) (tokidoki

  1. sometimes, at times, occasionally
    (わたし)(とき)(どき)テニスをします。
    Watashi wa tokidoki tenisu o shimasu.
    I sometimes play tennis.

Antonyms[edit]

  • (あま) (amari): (with negative verbs) not very often; not much

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 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
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.