Japanese Dictionary

Meaning of 呆然(ぼうぜん) in Japanese

呆然, 茫然, 惘然
Kana Reading
ぼうぜん, ボーゼン, もうぜん
bōzen, bōzen, mōzen
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    `taru' adjective, adverb taking the `to' particle
    dumbfounded; overcome with surprise; in blank amazement; in a daze
    Example sentence
    幽霊でも見たのように彼女茫然と立っていた She stood transfixed as if she had seen a ghost.

Examples of 呆然, 茫然, 惘然, ぼうぜん, ボーゼン, もうぜん in a sentence

Kanji in this word

7 strokes

be amazed, disgusted, shocked

On'Yomi: ホウ

Kun'Yomi: ほけ.る, ぼ.ける, あき.れる, おろか

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12 strokes

sort of thing, so, if so, in that case, well

On'Yomi: ゼン, ネン

Kun'Yomi: しか, しか.り, しか.し, さ

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11 strokes

unclear, be astonished

On'Yomi: ボウ, モウ

Kun'Yomi: あき.れる

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9 strokes

wide, extensive

On'Yomi: ボウ

Kun'Yomi: とお.い

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