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堂々, 堂堂

JLPT 1
Kana Reading
どうどう
Romaji
dōdō
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    `taru' adjective, adverb taking the `to' particle
    Meaning
    magnificent; grand; impressive; dignified; majestic; imposing; stately
    Example sentence
    ボート操作者禁煙表示にも関わらず堂々といつも吸っていた。 Despite "No Smoking" signs, the boat operator was brazenly smoking all the time.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    fair; square; open
    Example sentence
    教室どうどうとタバコすう高校生たちとそれ注意きない教師たち受けることになります High school students who flagrantly smoke in class and the teachers who can't caution them will be punished.
  • Parts of speech
    adverb taking the `to' particle
    Meaning
    grandly; boldly; confidently
    Example sentence
    非難されて堂々していた He stood tall even under criticism.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    fairly; squarely
    Example sentence
    堂々振る舞う He carries himself regally.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    unreservedly; without apology; without hesitation
    Example sentence
    演説堂々やった He delivered his speech splendidly.

Examples of 堂々, 堂堂, どうどう in a sentence


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