Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
若干, 幾許 JLPT 1
Kana Reading
じゃっかん, そこばく, そくばく, そこば
Romaji
jakkan, sokobaku, sokubaku, sokoba
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi), nouns which may take the genitive case particle `no'
    Meaning
    some; few; a number of; a little (bit)
    Example sentence
    好奇視線と、若干殺意のこもった視線・・・言うまでもなく居心地が悪いことこの上ない Curious gazes, gazes carrying a bit of murderous intent...it goes without saying that I couldn't be more uncomfortable.
  • Parts of speech
    adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi)
    Meaning
    somewhat; to a certain extent
    Example sentence
    和らげるために若干冗談必要とする He needs a few jokes to lighten up his talk.
  • Parts of speech
    nouns which may take the genitive case particle `no', adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
    Meaning
    many; a lot
    Example sentence
    公園つつじ世話する庭師若干いる Several gardeners look after the azaleas in the park.

Examples of 若干, 幾許, じゃっかん, そこばく, そくばく, そこば in a sentence


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Kanji in this word

JLPT 3

12 strokes

how many, how much, how far, how long, some, several

On'Yomi:

Kun'Yomi: いく-, いく.つ, いく.ら

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JLPT 2

3 strokes

dry, parch

On'Yomi: カン

Kun'Yomi: ほ.す, ほ.し-, -ぼ.し, ひ.る

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JLPT 3

11 strokes

permit, approve

On'Yomi: キョ

Kun'Yomi: ゆる.す, もと

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JLPT 3

8 strokes

young, if, perhaps, possibly, low number, immature

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