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ChineseEdit

not have to chat; to have a chat; to kill time
trad. (無聊)
simp. (无聊)

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (4) (37)
Final () (24) (93)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Closed Open
Division () III IV
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/mɨo/ /leu/
Pan
Wuyun
/mio/ /leu/
Shao
Rongfen
/mio/ /leu/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/muə̆/ /lɛw/
Li
Rong
/mio/ /leu/
Wang
Li
/mĭu/ /lieu/
Bernard
Karlgren
/mi̯u/ /lieu/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
liáo
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/3 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
liáo
Middle
Chinese
‹ mju › ‹ lew ›
Old
Chinese
/*ma/ /*[r]ˤiw/
English not have rely on

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter–Sagart system:

* Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
* Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
* Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
* Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;

* Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
No. 13117 8878
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0 2
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ma/ /*m·rɯːw/

AdjectiveEdit

無聊

  1. bored (suffering from boredom)
    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; tedious; drab; dull
    電影無聊 / 电影无聊  ―  Zhè bù diànyǐng hěn wúliáo.  ―  This movie is boring.
    事兒起來你們無聊 [MSC, trad.]
    事儿起来你们无聊 [MSC, simp.]
    Lián zhèi zhǒng shìr yě chǎo de qǐlái, nǐmen liǎng ge zhēn wúliáo. [Pinyin]
    Even this kind of thing can get you into an argument. You guys are so tedious.
  3. nothing to rely on
  4. helpless

SynonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit

VerbEdit

無聊

  1. (archaic) to be impoverished with nothing to rely on

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
りょう
Hyōgaiji
on’yomi

Adjectival nounEdit

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

  1. bored

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

無聊 (hiragana ぶりょう, rōmaji 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 (しょう) () () (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.