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ChineseEdit

 
outside; in addition; foreign; external
 
face; side; surface; aspect; top
simp. and trad.
(外面)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

外面

  1. exterior
  2. outside; out
    外面 / 外面  ―  Wàimiàn guā zhe fēng.  ―  It's windy outside
    Wǒ bèi suǒ zài mén wàimiàn le. [Pinyin]
    I was locked out.

Usage notesEdit

Often implies away from one's home or hometown in a way that English outside does not.

SynonymsEdit

  • (Cantonese) 出面 (chūmiàn)

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
がい
Grade: 2
めん
Grade: 3
on’yomi

NounEdit

外面 (hiragana がいめん, rōmaji gaimen)

  1. exterior surface; outward appearance
AntonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
そと
Grade: 2
つら > づら
Grade: 3
kun’yomi

NounEdit

外面 (hiragana そとづら, rōmaji sotozura)

  1. exterior surface
  2. the face one presents to others, one's outward personality
AntonymsEdit