Meaning

Primary

An Eccentric

Alternatives

Eccentric, Oddball

Word Type

noun

Explanation

A strange person is an eccentric. They are also an oddball.

Reading

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

Explanation

This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well.

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 変人と〜
  • 変人〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 変人と思われる
    to be thought of as an eccentric
    変人とよばれる
    to be called an eccentric
    変人と言われる
    to be called an eccentric
  • 変人あつかい
    treating someone like a weirdo
    変人ぶり
    acting eccentric
    変人ぞろい
    a group of eccentrics

Context Sentences

あの変人のクローゼット、見た?

Did you see what's in that weirdo's closet?

変人的なふるまいをしつづける世界記ろくにちょう戦したが、おしくも世界記ろくにはあと十分足りなかった。

I challenged myself to set a new world record for acting like an oddball, but I was ten minutes shy.

あなたの上司はちょっと変人ですが、すぐに馴染めると思いますよ。

Your boss is a little eccentric but I think you’re going to fit right in.

Kanji Composition