なんとなく ([なんとなく] )(Vaguely)
Meaning: Vaguely, somehow どことなくに通じる
Example: Vaguely; somehow
JLPT Level: 0
[ Edit This Grammar Entry ]
| Notes: |
|Sorry...no Notes exist yet for this entry...|
[ Add Note(s) ]
| Examples: |
|Note: visit WWWJDIC to lookup any unknown words found in the example(s)...|
Alternatively, view this page on
Help JGram by picking and editing examples!!
| See Also: |
[ Add a See Also ]
| Comments: |
|bamboo4||なんとなく and どことなく can be used interchangely in many cases. However, なんとなく refers to something that is vague and not capable of pinpointing when it deals with something more or less abstract, whereas どことなく refers to vagueness that deals more or less with physical subject matter. || |
|yookoso||A Japanese friend once told me that you could use なんとなく by itself as a reply to a question you don't feel like answering or don't know how to answer specifically. Any native speakers care to agree/disagree with this? || |
|kateinnakajima||one of my students used this as a reply in just such a context - when they didn't want to commit to any answer in particular and so I think this usage is generally accepted|| |
|Add Entry to Your Study List|
Choose the priority of studying you want to assign to this item from the drop-down select list
and then hit the save button. This will be used for sorting your personal study list.
If you wish to delete an entry that's already in your list, just set the difficulty to '0'
JGram.org (cc) some rights reserved | Illustrations copyright © dadako.com