Definition of 一応

いちおうichiou

adverb / ~の noun:

  • more or less; though not quite satisfactorily; after a fashion; pretty much; roughly; so far as it goes

adverb:

  • tentatively; for the time being
  • just in case
  • once

Example Sentences

一応ichiou聞きkikiますmasugaなにnaniwoするsuruつもりtsumoriですdesuka
I'll ask just in case. What are you trying to do?
ええee先方senpouからkara一応ichiou返事henjihaありましたarimashita
Yeah, there was some sort of reply from them.
一応ichiou聞いkiiとくtokuけどkedo明日ashitaha制服seifukudayone
I want to ask, just in case - we should wear our uniforms tomorrow, right?
フェイスFYEISUブックBUKKUやっyaてるteru?」「一応ichiouneでもdemoほとんどhotondo使っtsukateないnai
"Do you have a Facebook account?" "Yeah, just in case. But for the most part I don't use it."

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