顔面

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See also: 顏面 and 颜面

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
がん
Grade: 2
めん
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Middle Chinese compound 顏面 (MC ŋˠan miᴇnH). Compare modern Mandarin 顏面颜面 (yánmiàn).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

顔面 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 顏面, hiragana がんめん, rōmaji ganmen)

  1. a person's face
  2. the surface of someone's face
  3. (archaic) flattery, sycophancy
  4. (archaic) a flatterer, a sycophant

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. 2.0 2.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3