真面

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 3 Grade: 3

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Japanese (ma, real, true, straight) + (tsu, possessive particle) + (mo, face, facing).

Adjectival noun[edit]

真面 (-na inflection, hiragana まとも, romaji matomo)

  1. direct, straight
  2. honest, proper
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Japanese (ma, real, true, straight) + (omote, face, facing).

Noun[edit]

真面 (hiragana まおもて, romaji maomote)

  1. The front. Compare 正面.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Japanese prefix (ma, real, true, straight) + (ho, excellence).

Adjective[edit]

真面 (-nari inflection, hiragana まほ, romaji maho)

  1. (archaic) excellent, ample, complete
  2. (archaic) proper, genuine
  3. (archaic) straightforward, honest

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