真面目

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Chinese[edit]

real; true; genuine face
simp. and trad.
(真面目)
面目

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

真面目

  1. true colors

Usage notes[edit]

This term is often used as a pejorative.


Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 3 Grade: 3 Grade: 1
Irregular

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjectival noun[edit]

真面目 ‎(-na inflection, hiragana まじめ, romaji majime)

  1. serious, earnest
  2. honest
Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

真面目 ‎(hiragana まじめ, romaji majime)

  1. seriousness
  2. honesty
Antonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
しん
Grade: 3
めん
Grade: 3
もく
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjectival noun[edit]

真面目 ‎(-na inflection, hiragana しんめんもく, romaji shinmenmoku)

  1. actual
  2. sincere
Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

真面目 ‎(hiragana しんめんもく, romaji shinmenmoku)

  1. actual value
  2. sincerity

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
しん
Grade: 3
めん
Grade: 3
ぼく
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjectival noun[edit]

真面目 ‎(-na inflection, hiragana しんめんぼく, romaji shinmenboku)

  1. actual
  2. sincere
Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

真面目 ‎(hiragana しんめんぼく, romaji shinmenboku)

  1. actual value
  2. sincerity

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9