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man; person; people
 
interstice; separate; between; among; space; (measure word)
trad. (人間)
simp. (人间)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

人間

  1. the human world; the world of mortals

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JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
にん
Grade: 1
けん > げん
Grade: 2
on’yomi

from the Buddhism term 人間界 (にんげんかい) (ningenkai, human world).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

人間 (hiragana にんげん, rōmaji ningen)

  1. human, person, human being
    人間 (にんげん)社会 (しゃかい)
    ningen shakai
    human society
  2. personality, character
  3. (Buddhism) literally meaning: "human society", referring to one of the six realms of reincarnation in Buddhist cosmology.

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Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
じん
Grade: 1
かん
Grade: 2
on’yomi

from Middle Chinese 人間

NounEdit

人間 (hiragana じんかん, rōmaji jinkan)

  1. (archaic) the world in which people live; the world, society

Etymology 3Edit

Kanji in this term
ひと
Grade: 1

Grade: 2
kun’yomi

(This etymology is missing. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

人間 (hiragana ひとま, rōmaji hitoma)

  1. (dated, rare) a place devoid of people

ReferencesEdit

  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

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

人間 (in-gan) (hangeul 인간)

  1. Hanja form? of 인간 (people, humanity).

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

NounEdit

人間

  1. Hán tự form of nhân gian (humanity; mankind).