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まあ, ま

  • mā,ma
JLPT LEVEL 3

Definition

adverb (fukushi)

  • just (e.g. "just wait here")
  • come now
  • now, now

Definition

  • tolerably
  • passably
  • moderately
  • reasonably
  • fairly
  • rather
  • somewhat

Definition

  • well...
  • I think...
  • it would seem...
  • you might say...
  • Hmmm, I guess so...

Definition

interjection (kandoushi)

  • oh!
  • oh dear!
  • oh, my!
  • wow!
  • goodness gracious!
  • good heavens!

Examples of まあ,ま in a Sentence

Just put yourself in my shoes.
I was just admiring your roses. They're absolutely gorgeous. "Oh, I'm flattered. Thank you."
How dare you ask me for help?
It matters little whether he comes late or not.
よくもまあそんながきけるね。
How dare you speak to me like that?
How dare you talk to me like that?
まあ紳士言える
He is a kind of gentleman.
How dare you say such a thing?
What an eloquent speaker he is!!
Well, I guess I'm going to get a driver's license, he answered.

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