See also: 场合

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ChineseEdit

 
courtyard; open space; place; field; a measure word; (a measure word, used for sport or recreation)
 
to close; to gather; to join; to fit; all; together
trad. (場合)
simp. (场合)

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Japanese 場合 (ばあい) (baai).

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

場合

  1. place
  2. occasion; situation

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
あい
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

PronunciationEdit

Sometimes pronounced as ばわい bawai instead of usual ばあい baai, analyzed as epenthesis.

NounEdit

場合 (hiragana ばあい, romaji baai, historical hiragana ばあひ)

  1. case (as in in "that case"), occasion
    • 1916, 河上肇, 貧乏物語:
      ドイツの場合 (ばあい) (とく)にそうである。
      Doitsu no baai ga toku ni sō de aru.
      It's particularly the case with Germany.
  2. circumstances, situation
    • 1917, 芥川龍之介, 偸盗:
      あるいは場合 (ばあい)によっては、 (ころ)されてもいい。
      Arui wa baai ni yotte wa, korosarete mo ii.
      In some circumstances, it's not bad to be killed.

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ReferencesEdit

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