Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
然う JLPT 4
Kana Reading
そう
Romaji
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    adverb (fukushi)
    Meaning
    in that way (concerning the actions of the listener or concerning the ideas expressed or understood by the listener; with a neg. sentence, implies that something isn't as much as one might think); thus; such
    Example sentence
    注文は?」「オレンジジュース」「アイス付き?」「そう」「まいど」 Your order? "Orange juice." "With ice?" "Yes." "Thanks for your business."
  • Parts of speech
    interjection (kandoushi)
    Meaning
    so (used to express agreement with something said)
    Example sentence
    そうが、IT業界には宵っ張り多いに違いない I'm one too, and I'm sure there are lots of night-owls in the IT world.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    so? (used to express some doubt with something said)
    Example sentence
    ねえ、そうでしょう That's right, isn't it?

Examples of 然う, そう in a sentence


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Kanji in this word

JLPT 3

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,

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