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なんと, 何と
1. what, how
Usually in kana, indicates surprise, admiration, etc.
2. what (a) ...!, how ...!
3. surprisingly, to my amazement, believe it or not, why, ...!
4. oh my, wow
used when asking for confirmation or approval
5. well, ..., so, ...
なんとか, 何と
Expression, Usually in kana
1. something, something or other, so-and-so
Adverb, Takes suru, handling, dealing with
2. somehow, anyhow, one way or another
なんという, 何という, 何と言う, なんとゆう
Expression, Usually in kana
1. how (beautiful, etc.), what a ...
with neg. verb, esp. as 何ということもない
2. nothing worth mentioning, nothing special
3. of what name
何とも言えない, なんとも言えない, 何ともいえない, なんともいえない
indescribable, inexpressible, unspeakable, indefinable, nobody can tell
何と, なんとも, なにとも
1. quite, really, very, extremely
with neg. verb
2. nothing, not a bit, not at all
なんとなく, 何となく, 何と無く, なにとなく
Adverb, Usually in kana
somehow or other, for some reason or another, without knowing why
なんとでも, 何とでも
Expression, Usually in kana
どうとも, 如何と
Adverb, Usually in kana
one way or the other, either way
何と, いかんとも
Expression, Adverb
(not) in any way, in no way
なんとなし, 何となし, 何と無し
Adverb, See なんとなく, Usually in kana
somehow or other, for some reason or another
何としても, なんとしても
no matter what it takes, by any means necessary, at all costs, by hook or by crook
なんとかなる, 何とかなる
Expression, Godan verb, Usually in kana
to be able to manage somehow or another
どうとでも, 如何とでも
Adverb, Usually in kana
one way or the other, either way
何となれば, なんとなれば
Conjunction, See なぜかというと
because, the reason why is
なんというか, 何と言うか, なんと言うか
Expression, Usually in kana
how should I put it?, what shall I say?, well, you know, like
とかなんとか, とか何と
Expression, Usually in kana
1. or something, or something like that, or words to that effect
2. something or other
何とはなしに, 何とは無しに, なんとは無しに, なんとはなしに
for no particular reason, for some reason or other, somehow or other
何と言っても, 何といっても, なんといっても
Expression, Adverb
after all is said and done, no matter what people say, in the end, definitely, undeniably
何としてでも, なんとしてでも
Expression, See 何としても
no matter what it takes, by any means necessary, at all costs, by hook or by crook
なんとかかんとか, 何とかかんとか, 何とか彼とか
Expression, Usually in kana
something or other, somehow
何とやら, なんとやら
1. for some reason or other, somehow
2. whatsitsname, what-you-call-it, Mr. so-and-so
3. and so on, and you know the rest
なんとかというもの, 何とかというもの, 何とかと言うもの, 何とかという物, なんとかと言うもの, なんとかという物
Expression, Usually in kana
doodad, gizmo, thingamabob, thingamajig, whatchamacallit
何卒, 何と, なにとぞ, なにそつ
Adverb, See どうぞ・1, Humble
1. please, kindly, I beg of you, if it pleases you
See どうぞ・2
2. by all means, without fail
いつ何時, 何時何時, いつ何ど, 何時なんどき, いつなん時, いつなんどき
1. at any time, at any moment
more emphatic than いつ
2. when, at what moment
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