JLPT N2 Grammar (ichiou)

Meaning

more or less; pretty much; roughly; tentatively~

ichiou 一応 いちおう jlpt n2 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: 【いちおう】(ichiou). Meaning: more or less; pretty much; roughly; tentatively~.

This is often used to sound more humble when expressing you can do something so as to not sound like you are bragging.

It means you can roughly do something, but not perfectly.


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Example #1

いちおうやりました。
ichiou yarimashita.
I did it (but it may still need some work).
Example #2

いちおうやってみる。
ichiou yatte miru.
(I may not be able to do it well, but) I will give it a shot.
Example #3

いちおう、つきあっているひとがいるんだ。
ichiou, tsukiatteiru hito ga iru nda.
I am sort of seeing someone..
Example #4

かれはもうねたかもしれないけど、いちおうでんわしてみようかな。
kare wa mou neta kamoshirenai kedo, ichiou denwa shite miyou kana.
He may already be asleep, but I guess I should try to give him a call..
Example #5

いちおう、あしたまでにへんじをくれる?
ichiou, ashita made ni henji o kureru.
Can you at least give me an answer by tomorrow?
Example #6

いちおう、れんらくさきをおしえてくれる?
ichiou, renraku saki o oshiete kureru?
Can you give me your contact information just in case?
Example #7

あのじけんはいちおうかたがついているはずだ。
ano jiken wa ichiou kata ga tsuiteiru hazu da.
That matter has been settled (though maybe not satisfactorily).
Example #8

ねんのためいちおうしょるいをしらべてみてください。
nen no tame ichiou shorui o shirabete mite kudasai.
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