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平々凡々

Meaning

平々凡々 へいへいぼんぼん
word usually written using kanji alone
  • very ordinary
  • mediocre
  • all-too-common
  • quite commonplace

Kanji

    • onyomiヘイビョウヒョウ
    • kunyomiたい.ら-だいらひらひら-
    • meaningeven; flat; peace
    • onyomiボンハン
    • kunyomiおよ.そおうよ.そすべ.て
    • meaningcommonplace; ordinary; mediocre

Sentences

  • Japanese 彼ほど平々凡々たる主人公は珍しい。
    English A protagonist as plain and ordinary as him is rare indeed.
  • Japanese さまざまな才能に恵まれて、なんでもそつなくこなす姉にとって、平々凡々たる俺の存在はひどく許せないものらしい。
    English For my multi-talented sister, able do anything with ease, it seems that my commonplace self is something whose existence she finds very hard to forgive.

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