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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 一応 (ichiou)

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 一応 (ichiou)

Kana: いちおう
Kanji: 一応
Romaji: ichiou

Type: Adverb, のadjective
Meaning: more or less; though not quite satisfactorily; after a fashion; pretty much; roughly; so far as it goes; tentatively; for the time being; just in case; once
JLPT level: N2

Example sentences:

今日わかっている数字上の戦力からは、その答えはともに一応「イエス」と出るかのようにみえる。
kyou wakatte iru suujijou no senryoku kara wa, sono kotae wa tomo ni ichiou iesu to deru ka no you ni mieru.
On the face of the figures of armed strength, as now known, the answer to both questions would at first sight seem to be “Yes.”

私はそれを一応知ってはいたが、先入観による確信を変えるには至っていなかった。
watashi wa sore o ichiou shitte wa ita ga, sennyuukan ni yoru kakushin o kaeru ni wa itatte inakatta.
I knew about it, but it had not altered my inward convictions as it should have done.

ここにいる八人はまだみな若いが、一応将来社長の椅子も狙えると言われているメンバーだ。
koko ni iru hachinin wa mada mina wakai ga, ichiou shourai shachou no isu mo neraeru to iwarete iru menbaa da.
The eight of us here are still young, but all of us have a chance of landing in the CEO’s chair before long.

一応 (ichiou)

一応車の中にそんなものがあるか、見てもらえますか?
ichiou kuruma no naka ni sonna mono ga aru ka, mite moraemasu ka.
Please check to see if such a thing is in the car.

一応経歴は伏せていましたから、スパイに割り出されなかった者もいます。
ichiou keireki wa fusete imashita kara, supai ni waridasarenakatta mono mo imasu.
I had the personnel records sealed, so some weren’t revealed to the spy.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 暂时 (zhànshí)
Korean: 일단 (ildan)

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