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Learn JLPT N4 Vocabulary: 残念 (zannen)

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Kana: ざんねん
Kanji: 残念
Romaji: zannen

Type: noun; adjective-na

Meaning: regret; bad luck; disappointment; deplorable

Example sentences:

彼が二年前事故で亡くなったと聞いた時は本当に残念でしたよ。
kare ga ni’nen mae jiko de nakunatta to kiita toki wa hontou ni zannen deshita yo.
When I heard that she’d died two years ago in an accident, I was truly saddened.

彼らが本物の親子でないのが残念だ。
karera ga honmono no oyako denai no ga zannen da.
It is a pity they are not real father and son.

残念ながら私は二人を探すことができない状態でした。
zannen nagara watashi wa futari o sagasu koto ga dekinai joutai deshita.
I could not seek them, to my great regret.

僕はこんな問題が明子さんの前で提起されたのを残念に思います。
boku wa konna mondai ga akikosan no maede teiki sareta no o zannen ni omoimasu.
I regret much that such a question has been raised in the presence of Miss Akiko.

残念ながら、じつに辛い話をしなければならないのです。
zannen nagara, jitsu ni tsurai hanashi o shinakereba naranai no desu.
I regret that we have to enter upon a painful conversation.

Similar words:

悔恨 (kaikon)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 遗憾 (yíhàn)
Korean: 유감 (yugam)

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