面倒

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
めん
Grade: 3
とう > どう
Grade: S
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

 (めん) (men) +  (とう) (), with voicing for the second kanji.

The kanji spelling is an example of phonetic ateji (当て字).

Adjectival noun[edit]

面倒 (-na inflection, hiragana めんどう, rōmaji mendō)

  1. inconvenient, troublesome

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面倒 (hiragana めんどう, rōmaji mendō)

  1. inconvenience
  2. burden; troublesome task
  3. the looking after of
    今週末 (こんしゅうまつ) (ねこ)たちの (めん) (どう) ()ていただけるでしょうか?
    Konshūmatsu, nekotachi no mendō o mite itadakeru deshō ka?
    Could you take care of the cats this weekend?

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