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大変, たいへん

  • taihen
JLPT LEVEL 5

Definition

adverb (fukushi)

  • very
  • greatly

Definition

adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi), noun (common) (futsuumeishi)

  • immense
  • enormous
  • great

Definition

  • serious
  • grave
  • dreadful
  • terrible

Definition

  • difficult
  • hard

Definition

  • major incident
  • disaster

Examples of 大変,たいへん in a Sentence

1日中歩き回って大変疲れた。
I am dead tired from walking around all day.
At the risk of sticking my neck out, I think that if we do that, we're making a big, big mistake.
もし期限切れになったら、大変なことになるよ。
There will be hell to pay if I don't make this deadline.
小川夫人たいへんテニス上手です
Mrs Ogawa is really good at tennis.
It must be terribly difficult, running her household on her own after divorcing.
陸路運ぶのは大変すが、海路運ぶのは簡単す。
It's very difficult to transport them overland, but simple to do so by sea.
This sort of work calls for great patience.
それはたいへんなショックでした
It was such a shock.
It's a great honor to have had the King visit our city.
そのワープロ大変便利
This word-processor is very convenient.

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