豈図らんや

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Grade: 2

Etymology[edit]

Adverb ani (rhetorical interrogative) + the irrealis of verb hakar- (to think) + suppositional particle -n (from -m, from -mu) + interrogative particle ya. Literally "(just) how could one think (such a thing so)?".

Idiom[edit]

豈図らんや (hiragana あにはからんや, romaji ani hakaran ya)

  1. an expression of surprise to an event that is contrary to one's expectations; unexpectedly, to [ones'] surprise, contrary to [one's] expectations

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