主人公

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Chinese[edit]

master; owner; host
 
just; honorable; public; common; fair; duke; mister
trad. (主人公) 主人
simp. #(主人公) 主人

Etymology[edit]

Wasei kango (和製漢語), orthographically borrowed from Japanese (しゅ)(じん)(こう) (shujinkō), which was in turn a semantic readaptation of Chinese 主人公 (zhǔréngōng).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

主人公

  1. protagonist (main character)
    Synonym: 主角 (zhǔjué)
  2. (literary, honorific) host

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
しゅ
Grade: 3
じん
Grade: 1
こう
Grade: 2
on’yomi
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 主人公 (MC t͡ɕɨoX ȵiɪn kuŋ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

主人公(しゅじんこう) (shujinkō

  1. a protagonist (main character)
    この(もの)(がたり)(しゅ)(じん)(こう)(かえる)である。
    Kono monogatari no shujinkō wa kaeru dearu.
    The main character in this story is a frog.

Descendants[edit]

  • Chinese: 主人公
  • Korean: 주인공 (ju-in-gong)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

主人公 (ju-in-gong) (hangeul 주인공)

  1. Hanja form? of 주인공 (protagonist). (main character)