Meaning

Primary

All People

Alternative

Everybody

Word Type

noun

Explanation

If we're talking about ten thousand persons, then we might as well be talking about all people and everybody, because that's a lot of people, you know?

Reading

ばんにん
  • Kyoko
    (Tokyo accent, female)
  • Kenichi
    (Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. Since and both have two on'yomi readings, here's a mnemonic to help you remember which ones to use:

All people have been banned from Nintendo (ばんにん). Apparently they're working on something super secret, so now everybody is banned. What could it be?!

Context

Patterns of Use

Common Word Combinations

  • 万人が認める

    everybody approves

    万人が楽しめる

    everybody enjoys

    万人が見る

    everybody sees, everybody watches

Context Sentences

このアクターは、万人に人気がある。

That actor is popular with everyone.

セキセイインコのにおいって、万人受けするにおいらしい。

I heard that everybody likes the smell of parakeets.

これは万人に共通の感想だろう。

This seems to be the common impression among everybody.

Kanji Composition