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庶民 しょみん
Word or expression in common usage
noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
nouns which may take the genitive case particle `no'
  • masses
  • common people


  • average person
  • common people
  • commonalty
  • commons
  • general public
  • hoi [pop] polloi《ギリシャ語》
  • ordinary people
  • pleb
  • plebeian
  • rank and file
  • rank and file [filer]
  • regular people
  • simple people
  • the great unwashed〈米俗〉〔集合的〕



  • Japanese 「どこの迷信よ、それ」「庶民の知恵を言ってくれ」
    English "Where's that superstition from?" "Call it folk wisdom."
  • Japanese 庶民のなりわいは、米をつくることだった。
    English The ordinary people had their livelihood in farming rice.
  • Japanese 彼の庶民的な経歴は前任者のそれと似ている。
    English His humble background parallels that of his predecessor.
  • Japanese 庶民はまるで羊のように独裁者の後ろにしたがった。
    English The people followed the dictator like so many sheep.
  • Japanese 庶民の身から、ジョンは世界的な名声を勝ち取った。
    English From a humble background, John achieved worldwide fame.
  • Japanese このテレビドラマを見れば江戸時代の庶民の暮らしぶりがよくわかります。
    English If you watch this TV drama, you will understand the lives of ordinary people in the Edo Age very well.
  • Japanese 宗教を庶民は真、賢者は偽、支配者は有用と見なす。
    English Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.