無用

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ChineseEdit

 
-less; not to have; no; none; not; to lack; un-
to use
trad. (無用)
simp. (无用)

EtymologyEdit

From (, “without”) + (yòng, “use”)

PronunciationEdit


VerbEdit

無用

  1. to be useless; to be of no use; to be a waste of time
    有人認為讀書無用 / 有人认为读书无用  ―  Yǒurén rènwéi dúshū wúyòng.  ―  Some believe reading is a waste of time.

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
よう
Grade: 2
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

‎(non-) +‎ ‎(use)

Adjectival nounEdit

無用 ‎(-na inflection, hiragana むよう, romaji muyō)

  1. useless
  2. unnecessary; needless
  3. prohibited, no (...ing)

InflectionEdit

AntonymsEdit

NounEdit

無用 ‎(hiragana むよう, romaji muyō)

  1. uselessness
  2. needlessness
  3. being prohibited

CompoundsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.
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