Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
惨憺, 惨澹
Kana Reading
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    `taru' adjective, adverb taking the `to' particle
    miserable; pitiful; tragic; wretched; horrible
    Example sentence
    それはさんたんたる有様だった That was a fearful scene.

Examples of 惨憺, 惨澹, さんたん in a sentence

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Kanji in this word


11 strokes

wretched, disaster, cruelty, harsh

On'Yomi: サン, ザン

Kun'Yomi: みじ.め, いた.む, むご.い

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16 strokes

calm, quiet, bland, rocking, rippling, suffice

On'Yomi: タン, セン

Kun'Yomi: あわ.い

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16 strokes

calm, quiet, move

On'Yomi: タン


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