Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
一層 JLPT 3
Kana Reading
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    adverb (fukushi), nouns which may take the genitive case particle `no'
    much more; still more; all the more; more than ever
    Example sentence
    その仕事はいっそやめよう思った I had half a mind to throw in the towel.
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi), nouns which may take the genitive case particle `no'
    single layer (or storey, etc.)
    Example sentence
    こんな恥をかくならいっそ生まれなければよかった I had rather never have been born than have seen this day of shame.
  • Parts of speech
    adverb (fukushi)
    rather; sooner; preferably
    Example sentence
    与えられるより与えるがいっそう恵まれている It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Examples of 一層, いっそう in a sentence

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14 strokes

stratum, social class, layer, story, floor

On'Yomi: ソウ


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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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