Last modified on 21 May 2014, at 14:41

偶然

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


AdjectiveEdit

偶然

  1. (Intermediate Mandarin) accidental

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ぐう
Grade: S
ぜん
Grade: 4
on'yomi

Adjectival nounEdit

偶然 (-na inflection, hiragana ぐうぜん, romaji gūzen)

  1. contingent, casual, accidental, incidental

AntonymsEdit

InflectionEdit

AdverbEdit

偶然 (hiragana ぐうぜん, romaji gūzen)

  1. by chance, incidentally
     (むかし)彼女 (かのじょ)偶然 (ぐうぜん)出会 (であ)った。
    mukashi no kanojo ni gūzen deatta.
    I met my ex-girlfriend by chance

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NounEdit

偶然 (hiragana ぐうぜん, romaji gūzen)

  1. chance, contingency
     (すべ)ての偶然 (ぐうぜん)は、必然 (ひつぜん)である。
    subete no gūzen wa, hitsuzen dearu.
    All chances are inevitable.

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakkan, ISBN 4095102535.