JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
めん
Grade: 3
(ateji)
とう > どう
Grade: S
(ateji)
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

(めん) (men) + (とう) (), with voicing for the second kanji.

The kanji spelling is an example of phonetic ateji (当て字).

PronunciationEdit

Adjectival nounEdit

(めん)(どう) (mendō-na (adnominal (めん)(どう) (mendō na), adverbial (めん)(どう) (mendō ni))

  1. inconvenient, troublesome

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NounEdit

(めん)(どう) (mendō

  1. inconvenience
  2. burden; troublesome task
  3. the looking after of
    今週末(こんしゅうまつ)(ねこ)たちの面倒(めんどう)()ていただけるでしょうか?
    Konshūmatsu, nekotachi no mendō o mite itadakeru deshō ka?
    Could you take care of the cats this weekend?

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