めんmen

noun:

  • face
  • mask; face guard
  • (in kendo) striking the head - Martial Arts term
  • surface (esp. a geometrical surface)
  • page

noun / suffix:

  • aspect; facet; side
  • chamfer

counter:

  • counter for broad, flat objects, levels or stages, e.g. in a video game

二人hamento向かったmukatta They confronted each other.

そのsonootokohaトラTORAnomenwoかぶっていたkabutteita That man was wearing a tiger mask.

そよ風soyokazedeikenomenniさざ波sazanamiga立ったtatta A gentle wind made ripples on the surface of the pond.

あるarumendeha人生jinseiha残酷なzankokunaものmonoda私たちwatashitachino1人1人大きなookina問題mondaiga用意youiされているsareteiru In a way, life is a cruel thing. It holds major problems in store for each one of us.

おもてomoteおもomomoobs.もてmoteobs.

noun:

  • face
  • surface
  • mask (esp. a noh or kyogen mask) おもて・もて
つらtsura

noun:

  • face; mug - often derog. or vulg. 顔【かお】
  • surface
  • cheek meat - usually written using kana alone
  • cheek; cheeks - archaism
  • surrounding area - archaism

kaerunomennimizu Like water off a duck's back.

づらzuraヅラZURA

suffix noun:

  • looking like a ...; acting as if a ...

Kanji definition:

メンMENベンBENおもomoおもてomoteつらtsura

mask; face; features; surface

Strokes:
9
Radical:
面靣 face
SKIP:
3-5-4
UTF:
9762
JIS208:
44-44
Nanori:
oずらzuraほおつきhootsukimo
Hangul:
면 [myeon]
Pinyin:
miàn
Stroke order:
Example words:
つらtsura
face; mug; / surface; / cheek meat; / cheek; cheeks; / surrounding area
当面とうめんtoumen
current; urgent; pressing; impending; / to confront (an issue); to face (up to something); / for the meantime; at present
全面ぜんめんzenmen
whole surface; entire
場面ばめんbamen
scene; setting (e.g. of novel)
画面がめんgamen
terminal screen; scene; picture; the field (in TV); photo

Partial results:

おもしろいomoshiroi Inflection

adjective:

  • interesting; fascinating; intriguing; enthralling
  • amusing; funny; comical
  • pleasant; enjoyable; agreeable; fun

これkoregaあなたanatano面白いomoshiroihonですかdesuka Is this your interesting book?

彼女kanojoha子供たちkodomotachini面白いomoshiroihanashiwoしてshiteあげたageta She told her children an amusing story.

このkonohonha面白いomoshiroi読み物yomimonoですdesu This book is interesting.

atejiめんどうmendou Inflection

noun / adjectival noun:

  • trouble; bother
  • trouble; difficulty

noun:

  • care; attention

おじojihaいつもitsumo私たちwatashitachino面倒mendouwoよくyokuみてmiteくれたkureta My uncle always did well by us.

めんせきmenseki

noun:

  • square measure; size (e.g. of land); area; surface

このkono都市toshino面積mensekihaどれくらいdorekuraika What is the area of this city?

めんせつmensetsu Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • interview (e.g. for a job)

ホームステイHOOMUSUTEIwoするsuruにはnihaスポンサーSUPONSAAno面接mensetsuwo受けukeなくてはならないnakutehanaranai In order to qualify for the homestay you must have an interview with the sponsors.

めんどくさいmendokusaiめんどうくさいmendoukusai Inflection

adjective:

  • bothersome; tiresome; bother to do

そこsokoまでmade歩いてaruite行くikunohaめんどうくさいmendoukusai It's too much trouble to walk there.

めんかいmenkai Inflection

noun / ~する noun / ~の noun:

  • meeting (face-to-face); interview

あなたanatani面会menkaiしたいshitaiというtoiu婦人fujingaいますimasu There's a lady asking for you.

めんぼくmenbokuめんもくmenmokuめいぼくmeibokuobs.

noun:

  • face; honour; honor; reputation; prestige; dignity; credit
  • appearance; look

ケンKENhaそのsono試験shikenni合格goukakuしてshite面目menbokuwo保ったtamotta Ken saved his face by passing the examination.

めんするmensuru Inflection

~する verb (spec.):

  • to face on; to look out on to

日本nipponhahigashiha太平洋taiheiyouni面するmensuru Japan faces the Pacific on the east.

にきびnikibiめんぽうmenpouニキビNIKIBI

noun:

  • pimple; acne

にきびnikibiga治りませんnaorimasen I can't get rid of my pimples.

おもしろomoshiro

noun or verb acting prenominally:

  • amusing; interesting
めんだんmendan Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • interview

そのsonokenについてnitsuiteあなたanatanoお父さんotousanto面談mendanしたいshitai I'd like to have an interview with your father about the matter.

おもかげomokage

noun:

  • face; looks; vestiges; trace

このkonomachihaいまだにimadani昔のmukashino面影omokagewoとどめているtodometeiru This town still retains something of the old days.

メンツMENTSU

noun:

  • face; honour; honor - From Chinese "miànzi"
  • meld - Mahjong term
  • lineup (of players participating in a mahjong game)

ニッコリNIKKORIすればsureba面子menkowo保てますtamotemasuyo You can save face with a happy smile.

おももちomomochi

noun:

  • expression; look; countenance; face

彼女kanojoha消沈shouchinshita面持ちomomochide部屋heyawodeteいっita She went out of the room with downcast eyes.

めんめんmenmen

noun:

  • every person; each one; everybody
めんしきmenshiki

noun:

  • acquaintance

watashihaスミスSUMISUshito面識menshikigaあるaru I am acquainted with Mr Smith.

めんくらうmenkurau Inflection

godan ~う verb / intransitive verb:

  • to be confused; to be bewildered; to be taken aback
めんぜんmenzen

noun:

  • presence

karehaこのkonoことkotowobokuno面前menzendeやったyatta He did this before my face.

めんそうmensou

noun:

  • countenance; features; looks
おもしろみomoshiromi

noun:

  • interest; appeal; attraction; fun

あまりamari面白味omoshirominoないnai小説shousetsuだったdatta It wasn't a very interesting novel.

めんとむかうmentomukau Inflection

expression / godan ~う verb:

  • to meet face-to-face
おもしろがるomoshirogaru Inflection

godan ~る verb / intransitive verb:

  • to amuse oneself; to be amused; to enjoy; to think fun
おもながomonagaめんちょうmenchou Inflection

adjectival noun / noun:

  • oval-faced; long-faced
めんせきけいmensekikei

noun:

  • planimeter
めんこmenko

noun:

  • menko; children's game in which thick circular or rectangular cards are slapped down on the ground to overturn other cards

ニッコリNIKKORIすればsureba面子menkowo保てますtamotemasuyo You can save face with a happy smile.

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