全然

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ChineseEdit

 
all; whole; entire; every; complete
adverbial suffix; -ly
simp. and trad.
(全然)

PronunciationEdit


AdverbEdit

全然

  1. completely, entirely, utterly
    全然 / 全然  ―  Wǒ duì cǐ shì quánrán bù zhī.  ―  I know absolutely nothing about this matter.

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ぜん
Grade: 3
ぜん
Grade: 4
on'yomi

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

全然 ‎(hiragana ぜんぜん, romaji zenzen)

  1. not at all (with negative verb)
     (わたし)料理 (りょうり)など全然 (ぜんぜん)しない。自信 (じしん)がないからね。
    Watashi wa ryōri nado zenzen shinai. Jishin ga nai kara ne.
    I don't cook at all, since I lack the confidence.
    • 2009 March 9, Tsugumi Ohba; Takeshi Obata, “10と2 [10 and 2]”, in バクマン。 [BAKUMAN.], volume 2 (in Japanese), Tokyo: Shueisha, ISBN 978-4-08-874644-9, page 102:
       (たか) () (いま)からあたしとの (けっ) (こん) (かんが)えてる?
      Takagi wa ima kara atashi to no kekkon kangaeteru?
      Takagi, are you planning to marry me?

       (ぜん) (ぜん)
      Zenzen
      Not at all
  2. totally (with affirmative verb)

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

AdverbEdit

全然 ‎(jeonyeon) ‎(hangeul 전연)

  1. Hanja form? of 전연, “completely”.
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