無益

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
えき
Grade: 5
on'yomi

Adjectival nounEdit

無益 (-na inflection, hiragana むえき, romaji mueki)

  1. useless, futile, pointless
    • 1941, 太宰治, 新ハムレット:
       (ひと)無益 (むえき) (きず)つけるだけの (こと)です。
      hito o mueki ni kizu tsukeru dake no koto desu.
      It only hurts people pointlessly.

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

無益 (hiragana むえき, romaji mueki)

  1. futility

MandarinEdit

simpl. 无益
trad.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin wúyì
Zhuyin ㄨˊ ㄧˋ
IPA (key) /u³⁵ i⁵¹/

AdjectiveEdit

無益 (traditional, Pinyin wúyì, simplified 无益)

  1. (literary) to be in vain; to have no benefit; to not be helpful
Last modified on 9 April 2014, at 07:23