Chinese edit

 
one; single; a
one; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
 
sort; kind; class
sort; kind; class; way; manner
trad. (一般)
simp. #(一般)

Pronunciation edit


Note: “yībānr” is used in sense “in the same degree”.

Adjective edit

一般

  1. general; generic; typical
    一般詞彙一般词汇  ―  yībān cíhuì  ―  general vocabulary
    一般情況一般情况  ―  yībān qíngkuàng  ―  general situation
  2. so-so; average
  3. same; identical
  4. (grammar, tense) simple

Synonyms edit

  • (general):
  • (so-so):
  • (same):

Antonyms edit

Adverb edit

一般

  1. usually; in general; generally
  2. ( (xiàng)) (just) like
    一般自由一般自由  ―  xiàng fēng yībān zìyóu  ―  free as the wind
    噩夢一般噩梦一般  ―  Èmèng yībān!  ―  It was a nightmare!
  3. in the same degree
    一般一般  ―  tā liǎ yībānr dà  ―  They two are of the same age

Synonyms edit

  • (usually):

Derived terms edit

Japanese edit

Kanji in this term
いつ > いっ
Grade: 1
はん > ぱん
Grade: S
on’yomi

Etymology edit

From Middle Chinese compound 一般 (ʔjit pan, ordinary, common, general, literally one + sort). Compare modern Mandarin reading yībān, Hakka yit-pân.

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

(いっ)(ぱん) (ippan-na (adnominal (いっ)(ぱん) (ippan na), adverbial (いっ)(ぱん) (ippan ni))

  1. general, common, ordinary
    • 1911, 和辻哲郎, エレオノラ・デュウゼ:
      デュウゼは一般(いっぱん)女優(じょゆう)()っている技能(ぎのう)()っていない。
      Dyūze wa ippan no joyū no motte iru ginō o motte inai.
      Duse does not have the same ability as the ordinary actress.
    • 1889, 井上円了, 欧米各国 政教日記:
      すなわち、第一(だいいち)に、西洋人(せいようじん)一般(いっぱん)旅行(りょこう)(この)むこと。
      Sunawachi, daiichi ni, seiyōjin wa ippan ni ryokō o konomu koto.
      Namely, it's that first of all westerners generally enjoy travelling.
    • 1948, 木村荘八, ハイカラ考:
      広告文(こうこくぶん)」には、(あま)一般(いっぱん)にわからない()言葉(ことば)使(つか)わないものである。
      “Kōkokubun” ni wa, amari ippan ni wakaranai ji ya kotoba wa tsukawanai mono de aru.
      The language of advertising tends not to use things like words or characters that are not generally understood.

Usage notes edit

Often used with genitive particle (no) to modify another noun, instead of the usual adjective particle (na), suggesting that this might be considered more of a noun in some respects.

Also commonly used with adverbial particle (ni).

Inflection edit

Noun edit

(いっ)(ぱん) (ippan

  1. the general, the normal, the usual

Derived terms edit

References edit

  1. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

Korean edit

Hanja in this term

Noun edit

一般 (ilban) (hangeul 일반)

  1. Hanja form? of 일반 (general).