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ChineseEdit

 
-less; not to have; no; none; not; to lack; un-
to chat; to have a chat; to kill time
trad. (無聊)
simp. (无聊)

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit


AdjectiveEdit

無聊

  1. bored
    什麼無聊 [MSC, trad.]
    什么无聊 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ méi shénme shì gàn, zhèng wúliáo zhe. [Pinyin]
    I haven't been up to much, just being bored.
  2. boring
    電影無聊 / 电影无聊  ―  Zhè bù diànyǐng hěn wúliáo.  ―  This movie is boring.

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Davidson, Marianne (ed.); Julie Kleeman, Sarah Waldram (2006) Collins Chinese Dictionary (in English/Chinese), 2nd edition edition, Glasgow, New York: Collins, ISBN 978-0-00-722391-6

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
りょう
Hyōgaiji
on'yomi

Adjectival nounEdit

無聊 ‎(-na inflection, hiragana ぶりょう, romaji buryō)

  1. bored

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

無聊 ‎(hiragana ぶりょう, romaji buryō)

  1. ennui, tedium
    • 1932, 魯迅, 阿Q正伝:
      もし相手 (あいて) (ヒツジ)のようなものだったら、 (かれ)はかえって勝利 (しょうり)無聊 (ぶりょう) (かん)じる。
      Moshi aite ga hitsuji no yō na mono dattara, kare wa kaette shōri no buryō o kanjiru.
      Conversely, if his opponent is too weak, he will feel tedium in winning.