精々, 精精, せいぜい

  • seizei
JLPT 3

Definition of 精々,精精,せいぜい

adverb (fukushi)

  • at the most
  • at best
  • to the utmost
  • as much (far) as possible

Related Kanji

refined, ghost, fairy, energy, vitality, semen, excellence, purity, skill

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Examples of 精々,精精,せいぜい in a Sentence

せいぜい1000えんしか持っていない
I didn't have more than 1,000 yen.
You should make the most of your ability.
せいぜい40%の生徒しか大学進学しない
At most 40 percent of students go on to university.
せいぜい40%の高校生しか大学進学しない
Not more than 40 percent of students go on university.
までせいぜいマイル
It is not more than two miles to the village.
せいぜい20しかそのパーティーには来ないだろう
Only twenty people will come to the party at best.
どちら行こうとも行けばせいぜい20くらいしょう。
No matter which road you follow, the drive to town won't take you more than twenty minutes.
There were not more than one hundred passengers on board the ferry.
それはせいぜい二流ホテル
It is at best a second-rate hotel.
The step they took provided at best a temporary solution to the problem.

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