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あに図らんや;豈図らんや [あにはからんや]

contrary to one's expectations/to one's surprise (Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.))


(adverb (fukushi), adverb taking the `to' particle)

(1) (See にゃあ) mewing (of a cat)/meow/miaow/ (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) (noun (common) (futsuumeishi))

(2) cat/kitty/pussy cat (children's language)

義兄 [ぎけい;あに(ik)]

(See 兄・あに) brother-in-law (noun (common) (futsuumeishi))

義理の兄 [ぎりのあに]

one's brother-in-law/stepbrother (elder) (noun (common) (futsuumeishi))

兄 [あに]

older brother (humble (kenjougo) language) (noun (common) (futsuumeishi))

兄 [けい]

(noun (common) (futsuumeishi), noun, used as a suffix)

(1) (See 兄・あに) elder brother/ (pronoun, nouns which may take the genitive case particle `no')

(2) pronoun or suffix used in reference to an older brother figure/Mister/Mr (familiar language) (male term or language)

兄い [あにい]

(noun (common) (futsuumeishi))

(1) (See 兄貴) elder brother/one's senior (familiar language) (colloquialism)

(2) dashing young man/gallant young lad

兄さん [にいさん;あにさん]

(noun (common) (futsuumeishi))

(1) (See お兄さん) older brother/elder brother (honorific or respectful (sonkeigo) language)

(2) brother (as older-brother figure in friendly and or work relationship)

(3) (vocative) young man/buddy/fella/laddie

兄嫁;嫂 [あによめ]

elder brother's wife/sister-in-law (noun (common) (futsuumeishi))

兄貴 [あにき]

one's senior/elder brother (noun (common) (futsuumeishi))