小人

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Grade: 1

Etymology 1[edit]

From (shō, "small," "little") + (nin, "human being")

Noun[edit]

小人 (hiragana しょうにん, romaji shōnin)

  1. child, small person
Antonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From (ko, "small," "little") + (hito, "man")

Noun[edit]

小人 (hiragana こびと, romaji kobito)

  1. dwarf
Antonyms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From (shō, "small," "little") + (jin, "human being")

Noun[edit]

小人 (hiragana しょうじん, romaji shōjin)

  1. narrow-minded person, mean person
Antonyms[edit]
Compounds[edit]

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin xiǎorén
Zhuyin ㄒㄧㄠˇ ㄖㄣˊ
IPA (key) /ɕi̯ɑʊ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ ʐən³⁵/

Noun[edit]

小人 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin xiǎorén)

  1. a villain
  2. (archaic) a person of low position
  3. Used other than as an idiom: see ,‎ .

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