小人

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Chinese[edit]

 
small; tiny; few; young
man; person; people
simp. and trad.
(小人)
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Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • 2xiau nyin - vernacular;
  • 2xiau zen - literary.

Noun[edit]

小人

  1. villain
  2. (archaic) person of low position
  3. (dialectal Mandarin, Wu) child; kid
  4. Used other than as an idiom: see ,‎ .

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 小孩 (“child; kid”)
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 兒童孩子小孩子小朋友小孩子家
Mandarin Beijing 小孩兒
Taiwan 小孩小孩子
Tianjin 小孩兒
Jinan 小孩兒孩子
Xi'an 碎娃
Wuhan 小伢
Chengdu 娃兒小娃兒娃娃小娃娃小人
Yangzhou 霞子小霞子
Hefei 小霞子伢子小伢子
Cantonese Guangzhou 細路細路仔細路哥細蚊仔
Hong Kong 細路細路仔細路哥細蚊仔
Shunde 細佬哥
Zhongshan 細蚊仔
Dongguan 細蚊仔
Taishan 細民仔細佬哥
Doumen 細路仔
Shaoguan 細路哥細紋仔
Yunfu 細佬哥
Yangjiang 細文仔細仔
Xinyi
Lianjiang 細紋仔細路仔
Gan Nanchang 細人子細伢子
Hakka Meixian 細人仔細拐仔
Xingning 細仔子
Huidong (Huizhou) 阿焦仔
Qujiang 細人子
Xiaosanjiang 細佬仔
Changting 細人哩
Pingyu 細人子
Wuping 細人子
Liancheng 細人子
Ninghua 大細子
Yudu 細人子
Ruijin 細人子
Shicheng 大細子
Shangyou 細伢子
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 細人仔
Liudui (S. Sixian) 細人仔
Hsinchu (Hailu) 細人仔
Dongshi (Dabu) 細人
Zhuolan (Raoping) 細人仔細子人
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 細子細子人
Jin Taiyuan 娃娃小娃娃
Min Bei Jian'ou 囝仔人
Min Dong Fuzhou 伲囝伲囝哥
Min Nan Xiamen 囡仔囡仔人
Quanzhou 囡仔囡仔人
Zhangzhou 囡仔囡仔人
Taipei 囡仔
Kaohsiung 囡仔囡仔人囡仔囝
Tainan 囡仔囡仔人囡仔囝
Taichung 囡仔
Yilan 囡仔
Lukang 囡仔
Sanxia 囡仔
Kinmen 囡仔
Magong 囡仔
Hsinchu 囡仔
Malaysia 囡仔囡仔人囡仔囝
Chaozhou 孥囝
Wu Shanghai 小囡小人
Suzhou 小幹小人
Wenzhou 細兒娒娒
Xiang Changsha 細伢子細人子伢妹子
Shuangfeng 細人基

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: 1
にん
Grade: 1
on'yomi

From (shō, "small," "little") + (nin, "human being")

Noun[edit]

小人 ‎(hiragana しょうにん, romaji shōnin)

  1. child, small person
Antonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
ひと > びと
Grade: 1
kun'yomi

From (ko, "small," "little") + (hito, "man"). The word hito changes to bito due to rendaku.

Noun[edit]

小人 ‎(hiragana こびと, romaji kobito)

  1. dwarf
Antonyms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: 1
じん
Grade: 1
on'yomi

From (shō, "small," "little") + (jin, "human being")

Noun[edit]

小人 ‎(hiragana しょうじん, romaji shōjin)

  1. narrow-minded person, mean person
Antonyms[edit]
Compounds[edit]