ChineseEdit

 
appear; present; now
appear; present; now; existing; current
 
life; age; generation
life; age; generation; era; world; lifetime
trad. (現世)
simp. (现世)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

現世

  1. (literary) this life

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

現世

  1. to see the light of the day; to come out
  2. to lose face; to be disgraced; to bring shame on oneself

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
げん
Grade: 5
せ > ぜ
Grade: 3
goon
Kanji in this term
げん
Grade: 5

Grade: 3
goon

From Middle Chinese 現世.

NounEdit

(げん)() or (げん)() (gense or genze

  1. (Buddhism) the current life, one of the 三世 (sanze, three lives), opposed to 前世 (zense, previous life) and 来世 (raise)/後世 (gose, next life)
    (げん)()(しゅ)()
    gense shugi
    secularism

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
うつし
Grade: 5

Grade: 3
kun’yomi

, 現し (current, adjectival stem) +‎ (world; life)

NounEdit

(うつし)() (utsushiyo

  1. the current life

Etymology 3Edit

Kanji in this term
げん
Grade: 5
せい
Grade: 3
goon kan’on

Proper nounEdit

(げん)(せい) (Gensei

  1. (geology) the Holocene epoch

See alsoEdit