平凡

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Chinese[edit]

 
flat; level; equal; to make the same score; to tie; to draw; calm; peaceful
 
ordinary; every; all; whatever; worldly
simp. and trad.
(平凡)

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Adjective[edit]

平凡

  1. (of a person) mediocre, common, ordinary
  2. (of a life) simple, uneventful

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
へい
Grade: 3
ぼん
Grade: S
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese compound 平凡 ‎(bjæng bjom, literally even, flat + in every case). Compare modern Min Nan reading pêng-hôan.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

平凡 ‎(-na inflection, hiragana へいぼん, romaji heibon)

  1. mediocre, ordinary
    平凡 (へいぼん)政治家 (せいじか)平凡 (へいぼん)才能 (さいのう)
    heibon na seijika, heibon na sainō
    a mediocre politician, an ordinary talent

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Noun[edit]

平凡 ‎(hiragana へいぼん, romaji heibon)

  1. mediocrity

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

平凡 ‎(pyeongbeom) ‎(hangeul 평범)

  1. Hanja form? of 평범, “mediocrity”.