無人

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
にん
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Adjectival nounEdit

無人 (-na inflection, hiragana ぶにん, romaji bunin)

  1. shorthanded, lack of help
    • 1920-1935, Shūsei Tokuda, 闇の花 (p. 134, in 徳田秋聲全集):
      「この (なつ)はどこへもいらっしゃらなかったんですか」「え、 (いえ)無人 (ぶにん)なものですから」
      "kono natsu wa doko e mo irasshara nakattan desu ka" "e, ie ga bunin na mono desu kara"
      Didn't you travel anywhere this summer? - Certainly, since our household is shorthanded.
  2. uninhabited, unmanned
InflectionEdit
Derived termsEdit
  • 無人岩 (buningan, boninite)

NounEdit

無人 (hiragana ぶにん, romaji bunin)

  1. being shorthanded
  2. being uninhabited

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
じん
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Adjectival nounEdit

無人 (-na inflection, hiragana むじん, romaji mujin)

  1. Same as above.
InflectionEdit

NounEdit

無人 (hiragana むじん, romaji mujin)

  1. Same as above.

Etymology 3Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
にん
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Adjectival nounEdit

無人 (-na inflection, hiragana むにん, romaji munin)

  1. Same as above.
InflectionEdit

NounEdit

無人 (hiragana むにん, romaji munin)

  1. Same as above.

MandarinEdit

simpl. 无人
trad.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin wúrén
Zhuyin ㄨˊ ㄖㄣˊ
IPA (key) /u³⁵ ʐən³⁵/

AdjectiveEdit

無人 (traditional, Pinyin wúrén, simplified 无人)

  1. depopulated
  2. unmanned

VerbEdit

無人 (traditional, Pinyin wúrén, simplified 无人)

  1. (literary) there is nobody; to lack someone
Last modified on 9 April 2014, at 07:21