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English Reference for zannen (ざんねん)

Kanji
Kana
ざんねん
zannen
Definitions
na-adjective noun deplorable, bad luck, regret, disappointment
Conjugations
adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi) conjugations
Plain/Informal Polite/Formal Negative Plain/Informal Negative Polite/Formal
Present Indicative ざんねんだ
zannenda
ざんねんです
zannendesu
ざんねんじゃない
zannenjanai
ざんねんではない
zannendehanai
ざんねんでわありません
zannendewaarimasen
Past Indicative ざんねんだった
zannendatta
ざんねんでした
zannendeshita
ざんねんでわなかった
zannendewanakatta
ざんねんでわありませんでした
zannendewaarimasendeshita
te-form ざんねんで
zannende
Volitional ざんねんだろう
zannendarou
Provisional ざんねんであれば
zannendeareba
ざんねんではなければ
zannendehanakereba
Causative ざんねんにさせる
zannennisaseru
ざんねんにさせない
zannennisasenai
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Example sentences
It's a pity that Mr. Mori can't come to see us
It is a pity that he should miss such a chance
It's a tragedy that rainforests are being destroyed for the sake of profits
It's a shame the way old people are treated
It's pity that nobody came to meet you at the station
We are sorry about the bad weather
It is regrettable that young Japanese today should show little interest in the traditional culture of their country
It is a great pity that he died so young
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