Last modified on 5 January 2015, at 08:22

場合

ChineseEdit

 
courtyard; open space; place; field; a measure word; (a measure word, used for sport or recreation)
 
Chinese musical note; fit; to join; one-tenth of a peck
trad. (場合)
simp. (场合)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

場合

  1. place
  2. occasion; situation

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; a long /ā/ is relatively rare in Japanese.

NounEdit

場合 (hiragana ばあい, romaji baai)

  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 tokuni 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.

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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