真面目

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Chinese[edit]

real; true; genuine face
simp. and trad.
(真面目)
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Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

真面目

  1. true colors

Usage notes[edit]

This term is often used as a pejorative.


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 3 Grade: 3 Grade: 1

Adjectival noun[edit]

真面目 (-na inflection, hiragana まじめ, romaji majime)

  1. serious; earnest
  2. honest

Inflection[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

真面目 (hiragana まじめ, romaji majime)

  1. seriousness
  2. honesty

Noun[edit]

真面目 (hiragana しんめんもく, romaji shinmenmoku) (alternate reading: hiragana しんめんぼく, romaji shinmenboku)

  1. actual value