JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
まった
Grade: 3
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling
完く

EtymologyEdit

Adverbial of (まった) (mattai).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Tokyo) ったく [màttákú] (Heiban – [0])
  • (Tokyo) ったく [màttákúꜜ] (Odaka – [4])
  • IPA(key): [ma̠t̚ta̠kɯ̟ᵝ]

AdverbEdit

(まった) (mattaku

  1. (in negative sentences) at all
    (すわ)(ところ)(まった)()い。
    Suwaru tokoro ga mattaku nai.
    There is no place to sit at all.
  2. completely
    結果(けっか)想像(そうぞう)していたものと(まった)(ちが)った。
    Kekka wa sōzō shite ita mono to mattaku chigatta.
    The results were completely different from what I had imagined.
  3. truly
    まったく不思議(ふしぎ)出来事(できごと)だった。
    Mattaku fushigi na dekigoto datta.
    It was a truly peculiar happening.

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InterjectionEdit

(まった) (mattaku

  1. expresses exasperation: honestly

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