Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
面壁九年
Kana Reading
めんぺきくねん
Romaji
menpekikunen
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
    Meaning
    facing a wall for nine years in meditation (by Bodhidharma at Shaolin Temple)

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Kanji in this word

JLPT 2

16 strokes

wall, lining (stomach), fence

On'Yomi: ヘキ

Kun'Yomi: かべ

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JLPT 3

9 strokes

mask, face, features, surface

On'Yomi: メン, ベン

Kun'Yomi: おも, おもて, つら

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JLPT 5

2 strokes

nine

On'Yomi: キュウ,

Kun'Yomi: ここの, ここの.つ

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JLPT 5

6 strokes

year, counter for years

On'Yomi: ネン

Kun'Yomi: とし

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