Definition of 一言

ひとことhitokotoいちげんichigenいちごんichigonひとことhitokoto Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • single word; a few words; brief comment

Example Sentences

授業jugyouno終わりowari近くchikakuになるninaruto教師kyoushiga一言hitokotomo静かにshizukanishiなさいnasai」「座りsuwariなさいnasai!」to言わないiwanaiにもかかわらずnimokakawarazu自然とshizento子どもたちkodomotachiha自分jibunnosekini戻りmodori静かshizukaになるninaru
As the lesson comes to an end, even if the teacher doesn't say a word of "be quiet", "sit down!," the children naturally return to their seats and quieten down.
フェミニストFYEMINISUTOカウンセリングKAUNSERINGUwo一言hitokotode説明setsumeiするsuruならnara女性joseino視点shitenniたったtattaカウンセリングKAUNSERINGUtoいうiuことになるkotoninaruでしょうかdeshouka
If you sum up feminist counselling in a few words, I suppose it would be counselling done from a woman's standpoint.
このたびkonotabihaご愁傷さまでございますgoshuushousamadegozaimasu。」toひとことhitokotoお悔みokuyamino挨拶aisatsuwoしますshimasu
Use a brief expression of condolence, such as: "On this sad occasion we grieve with you".
chichiha夕食yuushokunomaじゅうjuu一言hitokotomoしゃべらなかったshaberanakatta
My father didn't say a word during dinner.
不意をつかれてfuiwotsukaretewatashiha一言hitokotomo言えなかったienakatta
Taken by surprise, I could not speak a word.

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