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See also: 殘念

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ChineseEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see 殘念.
(This term, 残念, is the simplified form of 殘念.)
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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ざん
Grade: 4
ねん
Grade: 4
on’yomi

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From (ざん, zan: “leave”, "remain") + (ねん, nen: “mind”, “think”, "feeling")

Adjectival nounEdit

残念 (-na inflection, hiragana ざんねん, rōmaji zannen)

  1. feeling regret with pity, sadness, disappointment, and shame
     (ざん) (ねん)なことに、 () () (おお)くの () () (がうしな)われちゃった。
    Zannen na koto ni, kaji de ōku no kaiga ga ushinawarechatta.
    Unfortunately, many paintings were lost in the fire.
  2. feeling regret with vexation or mortification (often used as Terminal form)
     ()てたはずだったサッカーの試合 (しあい) ()けて (ざん) (ねん)だ。
    Kateta hazu datta sakkā no shiai ni makete zannen da.
    I feel regret losing the soccer game that should be won.

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

残念 (hiragana ざんねん, rōmaji zannen)

  1. a regret with pity, sadness, disappointment, and shame
    その美術館 (びじゅつかん) () () () (ちょう) () () (がも)えてしまったことは (ざん) (ねん)だ。
    Sono bijutsukan no kaji de kichō na kaiga ga moete shimatta koto wa zannen da.
    It's a pity losing the priceless paintings in the museum's fire.
  2. a regret with vexation or mortification
     ()てたはずだったサッカーの試合 (しあい) ()けて (ざん) (ねん)だ。
    Kateta hazu datta sakkā no shiai ni makete zannen da.
    I feel regret losing the soccer game that should have been won.