Meaning

Primary

Sage

Alternative

Wise Person

Word Type

noun

Explanation

A clever person is a sage or a wise person. This word has quite an old-fashioned feel, so you'll mostly see it in old stories!

Reading

けんじん
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word that uses the on'yomi readings of the kanji. You should be able to read this on your own.

Context

Context Sentences

あの教授、外では賢人って言われてるけど、実は内弁慶らしいぜ。

That professor is called a sage outside the home, but I heard he’s actually a braggart at home.

Kanji Composition