頓珍漢, とんちんかん, トンチンカン

  • tonchinkan,tonchinkan

Definition of 頓珍漢,とんちんかん,トンチンカン

adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi), noun (common) (futsuumeishi)

  • absurdity
  • contradiction
  • incoherence
  • irrelevance

Related Kanji

suddenly, immediately, in a hurry
rare, curious, strange
Sino-, China

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Examples of 頓珍漢,とんちんかん,トンチンカン in a Sentence

祖父耳が遠いので、よくトンチンカンな返事する。
My grandfather, being hard of hearing, often makes an irrelevant answer.
I gave an answer that was way out in left field when the teacher caught me off-guard and called on me.
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