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遺憾

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遗憾

traditional

Japanese

Kanji in this term
See also 遺憾な, and 遺憾なく

Etymology

(い, i: “leave”, "remain") + (かん, kan: “regret")

Noun

遺憾 (hiragana いかん, romaji ikan)

  1. a regret that come from a failure of one's intention
  2. a regret with pity, sadness, disappointment, and shame because the result is not one's intention (often used in public addresses)
    兵士の起こした犯罪について、国務長官は深い遺憾の意を表明した。
    へいしのおこしたはんざいについて、こくむちょうかんはふかいいかんのいをひょうめいした。
    Hēshi no okoshita hanzai ni tsuite, kokumu-chōkan ha fukai ikan-no-i wo hyōmē shita.
    Over a crime by the solder, Secretary of State apologized expressing deep regret.

Mandarin

Adjective

遺憾 (traditional, Pinyin yíhàn, simplified 遗憾)

  1. regrettable
  2. regrettable (as used in diplomatic circles)
  3. sorry
  4. too bad

Noun

遺憾 (traditional, Pinyin yíhàn, simplified 遗憾)

  1. regret

Verb

遺憾 (traditional, Pinyin yíhàn, simplified 遗憾)

  1. to regret

Min Nan

Adjective

遺憾 (traditional, POJ ûi-hām, simplified 遗憾)

  1. regrettable
  2. regrettable (as used in diplomatic circles)
  3. sorry
  4. too bad

Noun

遺憾 (traditional, POJ ûi-hām, simplified 遗憾)

  1. regret

Verb

遺憾 (traditional, POJ ûi-hām, simplified 遗憾)

  1. to regret

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