Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level

一生

JLPT 3
Kana Reading
いっしょう
Romaji
isshō
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi), nouns which may take the genitive case particle `no'
    Meaning
    whole life; a lifetime; all through life; one existence; a generation; an age; the whole world; the era
    Example sentence
    常人なら一生かかって無理だろうが、本気になった蓮のは、普通シリンダー錠大差ない A normal person might spend a lifetime at it and still not succeed but faced with a determined Ren it was not greatly different from a normal cylinder lock.
  • Parts of speech
    nouns which may take the genitive case particle `no'
    Meaning
    (the only, the greatest, etc.) of one's life
    Example sentence
    先進国激減自分一生食べられる増えています Cavities have become rarer in the developed countries and more people will be able to eat with their own teeth throughout their life.

Examples of 一生, いっしょう in a sentence


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