人生

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Chinese[edit]

man; person; people
 
to be born; to give birth; life; to grow; student; raw
simp. and trad.
(人生)
anagram 生人

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/2 2/2
Initial () (38) (21) (21)
Final () (43) (109) (109)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Open Open Open
Division () III II II
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ȵiɪn/ /ʃˠæŋ/ /ʃˠæŋH/
Pan
Wuyun
/ȵin/ /ʃᵚaŋ/ /ʃᵚaŋH/
Shao
Rongfen
/ȵʑjen/ /ʃaŋ/ /ʃaŋH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ȵin/ /ʂaɨjŋ/ /ʂaɨjŋH/
Li
Rong
/ȵiĕn/ /ʃɐŋ/ /ʃɐŋH/
Wang
Li
/ȵʑĭĕn/ /ʃɐŋ/ /ʃɐŋH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ȵʑi̯ĕn/ /ʂɐŋ/ /ʂɐŋH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
rén shēng shèng

Noun[edit]

人生

  1. life (i.e. human life)
    人生真諦 / 人生真谛  ―  rénshēng de zhēndì  ―  the true meaning of life
    人生真諦 / 人生真谛 [Cantonese]  ―  jan4 sang1 ge3 zan1 dai3 [Jyutping]  ―  the true meaning of life

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Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (人生):

Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
じん
Grade: 1
せい
Grade: 1
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 人生 (ȵiɪn ʃˠæŋ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

人生 (hiragana じんせい, rōmaji jinsei)

  1. life
    それが (じん) (せい)
    sore ga jinsei
    such is life
  2. Literally, person's past. Used when speaking about the former life of a dead person.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

人生 (insaeng) (hangeul 인생)

  1. Hanja form? of 인생, “life”.

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Noun[edit]

人生

  1. Hán tự form of nhân sinh, “life