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ChineseEdit

official; government; organ of body man; person; people
simp. and trad.
(官人)

PronunciationEdit


VerbEdit

官人

  1. (archaic) to confer the title and position of an official

NounEdit

官人

  1. (archaic) official
  2. (archaic) runner in a government office
  3. (archaic) (form of address used between men)
  4. (archaic) (term used by servants to address their masters)
  5. (term used by wives to address their husbands)

Usage notesEdit

The last sense - term used by wives to address their husbands - is the only sense still in use in modern Mandarin.


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
かん
Grade: 4
じん
Grade: 1
on’yomi

NounEdit

官人 (hiragana かんじん, rōmaji kanjin)

  1. (obsolete) low-ranking government official
  2. (obsolete) public servant