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残念

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ざん
Grade: 4
ねん
Grade: 4
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

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(ざん, zan: “leave”, "remain") + (ねん, nen: “mind”, “think”, "feeling")

Adjectival nounEdit

残念 (-na inflection, hiragana ざんねん, romaji zannen)

  1. feeling regret with pity, sadness, disappointment, and shame
    残念 (ざんねん)なことに、火事 (かじ) (おお)くの絵画 (かいが) (うしな)われた。
    Zannen na koto ni, kaji de ōku no kaiga ga ushinawareta.
    Unfortunately, many paintings were lost in the fire.
  2. feeling regret with vexation or mortification (often used as Terminal form)
     ()てたはずだったサッカーの試合 (しあい) ()けて残念 (ざんねん)だ。
    kateta hazu datta sakkā no shiai ni makete zannen da.
    I feel regret losing the soccer game that should be won.

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

残念 (hiragana ざんねん, romaji zannen)

  1. a regret with pity, sadness, disappointment, and shame
    その美術館 (びじゅつかん)火事 (かじ)貴重 (きちょう)絵画 (かいが) ()えてしまったことは残念 (ざんねん)だ。
    sono bijutsukan no kaji de kichō na kaiga ga moete shimatta koto wa zannen da.
    It's a pity losing the priceless paintings in the museum's fire.
  2. a regret with vexation or mortification
     ()てたはずだったサッカーの試合 (しあい) ()けて残念 (ざんねん)だ。
    kateta hazu datta sakkā no shiai ni makete zannen da.
    I feel regret losing the soccer game that should have been won.