ChineseEdit

 
accidental; image; pair
accidental; image; pair; mate
 
thus; so; like that
thus; so; like that; you; thou
trad. (偶爾)
simp. (偶尔)

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 2/2 1/1
Initial () (31) (38)
Final () (137) (11)
Tone (調) Departing (H) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () I III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ŋəuH/ /ȵiᴇX/
Pan
Wuyun
/ŋəuH/ /ȵiɛX/
Shao
Rongfen
/ŋəuH/ /ȵʑjɛX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ŋəwH/ /ȵiə̆X/
Li
Rong
/ŋuH/ /ȵieX/
Wang
Li
/ŋəuH/ /ȵʑǐeX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ŋə̯uH/ /ȵʑie̯X/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
òu ěr
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
ngau6 ji5

AdverbEdit

偶爾

  1. now and then; from time to time; sometimes
    偶爾健身房 / 偶尔健身房  ―  ǒu'ěr qù jiànshēnfáng.  ―  I go to the gym every now and then.

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AdjectiveEdit

偶爾

  1. occasional; infrequent; intermittent; irregular

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ぐう
Grade: S

Jinmeiyō
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

From (ぐう) (, by chance) + () (ji, situation).

AdjectiveEdit

(ぐう)() (gūji-nari

  1. By accident; by chance.
    • 1911, Inazō Nitobe, (しゅう)(よう) (Shūyō) [Cultivation of the mind]:
      これは()(ぶん)(せん)(もん)(がく)()()に、ただ(ぐう)()(ずい)(かん)(ずい)(そう)()べたるに()ぎざれば、 []
      Kore wa jibun no senmongaku no yoka ni, tada gūji no zuikan-zuisō o nobetaru ni sugizareba, []
      (please add an English translation of this example)

AdjectiveEdit

(ぐう)() (gūji-tari (adnominal (ぐう)()たる (gūji taru), adverbial (ぐう)() (gūji to) or (ぐう)()として (gūji toshite))

  1. By accident; by chance.