小人

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
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Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

小人 (hiragana しょうにん, romaji shōnin)

  1. child, small person
AntonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From (ko, "small," "little") + (hito, "man")

NounEdit

小人 (hiragana こびと, romaji kobito)

  1. dwarf
AntonymsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

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

NounEdit

小人 (hiragana しょうじん, romaji shōjin)

  1. narrow-minded person, mean person
AntonymsEdit
CompoundsEdit
  • 小人数 (koninzū): small number of people
  • 小人河馬 (kobito kaba): pygmy hippopotamus
  • 小人閑居 (shōjin kankyo): idle hands...

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin xiǎorén
Zhuyin ㄒㄧㄠˇ ㄖㄣˊ
IPA (key) /ɕi̯ɑʊ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ ʐən³⁵/

NounEdit

小人 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin xiǎorén)

  1. a villain
  2. (archaic) a person of low position
  3. Used other than as an idiom: see ,‎ .

ReferencesEdit

Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 13:17