Ainiku

Japanese Word of the Day - 4

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Word of the Day

ainiku

Pronunciation

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Meaning

unfortunately; unluckily; I am sorry (to say that~)

Japanese characters

あいにく

Example

Ainiku Ken wa gaishutsuchuu datta.
あいにく謙は外出中だった。

Translation

I am sorry to say that Ken was out.

Learn More

"Gaishutsu" is a noun which means, "going out; an outing." "Chuu" means "during; throughout; while." Here are other examples using "chuu" combined with a noun.

  • 授業中 (jugyou-chuu) --- (while) in class
  • 交渉中 (koushou-chuu) --- during the negotiations
  • 午前中 (gozen-chuu) --- in the morning
  • 工事中 (kouji-chuu) --- under construction

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