Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
一生懸命, 一生けん命 JLPT 4
Kana Reading
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi), adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
    very hard; with utmost effort; with all one's might; for dear life
    Example sentence
    一生懸命磨きました困ったのは、意外と低級宝石ストックないことです I polished for all I was worth. The trouble is that my stock of low-grade gems was surprisingly low.

Examples of 一生懸命, 一生けん命, いっしょうけんめい in a sentence

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Kanji in this word


20 strokes

suspend, hang, 10%, install, depend, consult

On'Yomi: ケン,

Kun'Yomi: か.ける, か.かる

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8 strokes

fate, command, decree, destiny, life, appoint

On'Yomi: メイ, ミョウ

Kun'Yomi: いのち

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1 stroke

one, one radical (no.1)

On'Yomi: イチ, イツ

Kun'Yomi: ひと-, ひと.つ

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