人間

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See also: 人间

Chinese[edit]

man; person; people
 
interstice; separate; between; among; space; (measure word)
trad. (人間)
simp. (人间)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

人間

  1. the human world; the world of mortals

Synonyms[edit]

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
にん
Grade: 1
けん > げん
Grade: 2
on’yomi

from the Buddhism term 人間界 (にんげんかい) (ningenkai, human world).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

人間 (hiragana にんげん, rōmaji ningen)

  1. human, person, human being
     (にん) (げん)社会 (しゃかい)
    ningen shakai
    human society
  2. personality, character
  3. (Buddhism) literally meaning: "human society", referring to one of the six realms of reincarnation in Buddhist cosmology.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
じん
Grade: 1
かん
Grade: 2
on’yomi

from Middle Chinese 人間

Noun[edit]

人間 (hiragana じんかん, rōmaji jinkan)

  1. (archaic) the world in which people live; the world, society

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
ひと
Grade: 1

Grade: 2
kun’yomi
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Noun[edit]

人間 (hiragana ひとま, rōmaji hitoma)

  1. (dated, rare) a place devoid of people

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

人間 (in-gan) (hangeul 인간)

  1. Hanja form? of 인간 (people, humanity).

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this term

Noun[edit]

人間

  1. Hán tự form of nhân gian (humanity; mankind).