人間

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
にん
Grade: 1
けん > げん
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

人間 (hiragana にんげん, romaji ningen)

  1. person, human being
  2. personality, character
  3. Buddhist term, literally meaning: "human society", referring to one of the six realms of reincarnation in Buddhist cosmology.

See also[edit]

  • (person): 人類 (じんるい, jinrui)

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
じん
Grade: 1
かん
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

人間 (hiragana じんかん, romaji jinkan)

  1. (archaic) the world in which people live; the world, society

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
ひと
Grade: 1

Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Noun[edit]

人間 (hiragana ひとま, romaji hitoma)

  1. a place devoid of people

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 人间
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin rénjīan
Zhuyin ㄖㄣˊ ㄐㄧㄢ
IPA (key) /ʐən³⁵ t͡ɕi̯ɛn⁵⁵/

Noun[edit]

人間 (traditional, Pinyin rénjīan, simplified 人间)

  1. man's world
  2. the world of mortals

Min Nan[edit]

simpl. 人间
trad.

Noun[edit]

人間 (traditional, POJ jîn-kan, traditional 人間, simplified 人间)

  1. man's world
  2. the world of mortals