万万

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ばん
Grade: 2
ばん
Grade: 2

Adjectival nounEdit

万万 (-na inflection, hiragana ばんばん, romaji banban)

  1. very much (wanting to do something that one cannot do)

SynonymsEdit

  • やまやま

AdverbEdit

万万 (hiragana ばんばん, romaji banban)

  1. enough, to the full amount, to the fullest degree
  2. entirely not - with a denial word(ない, )

MandarinEdit

simpl.
trad. 萬萬

Etymology 1Edit

Repetition of .

AdverbEdit

万万 (simplified, Pinyin wànwàn, traditional 萬萬)

  1. absolutely (not)
    金钱万能没钱万万
    Money can't do everything, but you certainly can't do everything without money.
    万万想到阿姨杀手
    She never suspected for a minute that her aunty was a killer.
    恐怕搬家万万不行
    Unfortunately, moving is out of the question.
Usage notesEdit
  • This adverb is almost always followed by a negative expression.

Etymology 2Edit

From (ten thousand) +‎ (ten thousand)

NounEdit

万万 (simplified, Pinyin wànwàn, traditional 萬萬)

  1. (rare) hundred million
SynonymsEdit
Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 06:02