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ChineseEdit

 
accidental; image; pair; mate
 
correct; right; so; thus; like this; -ly
simp. and trad.
(偶然)

PronunciationEdit


AdjectiveEdit

偶然

  1. accidental; coincidental; by chance; random; fortuitous

AdverbEdit

偶然

  1. accidentally; coincidentally; by chance; fortuitously
  2. occasionally; randomly

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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: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.