ChineseEdit

real; true; genuine face; look; appearance
simp. and trad.
(真面目)
面目

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

真面目

  1. (idiomatic, often derogatory) true features; true identity; true colors

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3

Grade: 3

Grade: 1
Irregular

The kanji spelling is an example of jukujikun (熟字訓).

PronunciationEdit

Adjectival nounEdit

真面目(まじめ) (majime) (-na inflection, adnominal 真面目(まじめ) (majime na), adverbial 真面目(まじめ) (majime ni))

  1. serious, earnest
    真面目(まじめ)にやれ!
    Majime ni yare!
    Do it seriously!
  2. honest
InflectionEdit

NounEdit

真面目(まじめ) (majime)

  1. seriousness
  2. honesty
AntonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
しん
Grade: 3
めん
Grade: 3
もく
Grade: 1
on’yomi

PronunciationEdit

Adjectival nounEdit

真面目(しんめんもく) (shinmenmoku) (-na inflection, adnominal 真面目(しんめんもく) (shinmenmoku na), adverbial 真面目(しんめんもく) (shinmenmoku ni))

  1. actual
  2. sincere
InflectionEdit

NounEdit

真面目(しんめんもく) (shinmenmoku)

  1. actual value
  2. sincerity

Etymology 3Edit

Kanji in this term
しん
Grade: 3
めん
Grade: 3
ぼく
Grade: 1
on’yomi

PronunciationEdit

Adjectival nounEdit

真面目(しんめんぼく) (shinmenboku) (-na inflection, adnominal 真面目(しんめんぼく) (shinmenboku na), adverbial 真面目(しんめんぼく) (shinmenboku ni))

  1. actual
  2. sincere
InflectionEdit

NounEdit

真面目(しんめんぼく) (shinmenboku)

  1. actual value
  2. sincerity

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN