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English Reference for masaka (まさか)

Kanji
Kana
まさか
masaka
Definitions
  1. interjection usually kana by no means, never!, well, I never!, you don't say!, certainly (not)
  2. noun no-adjective usually kana something unexpected, emergency
  3. noun usually kana archaism currently, for the time being, presently, for now
  4. adverb no-adjective usually kana obscure indeed, really, truly, unexpectedly
Example sentences
Don't tell me it was really a demand for money from debt collectors
Could it be that her prickly attitude is just because she has period pains? No, couldn't be
I will not go to the length of saying such things
Believe it or not, she has three children
That you should be stalking Hanako! You'd been quiet recently so I'd let my guard down
You must be kidding
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