Japanese Dictionary

Meaning of 無為無能(むいむのう) in Japanese

無為無能
Kana Reading
むいむのう
Romaji
muimunō
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi), adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi)
    Meaning
    idle and incompetent; accomplishing nothing significant nor being capable of doing so; lacking the talent to do anything but idle away one's time


Kanji in this word

JLPT 1

9 strokes

do, change, make, benefit, welfare, be of use, reach to, try, practice, cost, serve as, good, advantage, as a result of

On'Yomi: イ

Kun'Yomi: ため, な.る, な.す, す.る, たり, つく.る, なり

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JLPT 2

12 strokes

nothingness, none, ain't, nothing, nil, not

On'Yomi: ム, ブ

Kun'Yomi: な.い

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JLPT 3

10 strokes

ability, talent, skill, capacity

On'Yomi: ノウ

Kun'Yomi: よ.く

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