Definition of あいにく

あいにくainikuirr. Inflection

adjectival noun / adverb / noun / ~の noun:

  • unfortunately; Sorry, but ...

Example Sentences

でもdemoあいにくainikunoamede試合shiaiha中止chuushiになったninatta
But, unfortunately, the game was called off due to rain.
karewoはるばるharubaru訪ねてtazunete行ったittagaあいにくainiku不在fuzaiだったdatta
I went all the way to see him only to find him not at home.
kareha住所juushowo教えてoshieteくれたkuretaのですnodesugaあいにくainikuwatashihaそれsorewo書き留めてkakitometeおくokukamiwo持っていなかったmotteinakattaのですnodesu
He told me his address, but unfortunately I had no paper to write it down on.
watashihakarewo訪ねたtazunetagaあいにくainiku留守rusuだったdatta
I visited him only to find him absent.
watashiha医者ishani診てもらいmitemoraini行ったittagaあいにくainiku留守rusuだったdatta
I went to see the doctor, only to find him absent.

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