Japanese Word Entry

悲慘

Simplified Japanese form: 悲惨

Kana:ひさん
Romaji:hisan
Definition: disastrous, tragic, miserable, wretched, pitiful, woeful
Alternative form: 悲酸

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Chinese characters used in this word

grieve, sad, deplore, regret, sorrow, grief, sorry
Readings
Mandarin: ㄅㄟ (bēi)
Cantonese: bei1
Japanese: ヒ (hi) / かな.しい (kanashii)、 かな.しむ (kanashimu)、 かなしみ (kanashimi)
Korean: 비 (bi)
Vietnamese: bi

sad, pitiful, wretched, cruel
Readings
Mandarin: ㄘㄢˇ (cǎn), ㄘㄢˋ (càn)
Cantonese: caam2
Japanese: サン (san)、 ザン (zan) / みじ.め (mijime)、 いた.む (itamu)、 むご.い (mugoi)
Korean: 참 (cham), 침 (chim)
Vietnamese: thảm
Variants
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Simplified Japanese form:

acid, bitterness, sour, tart, stiff, spoiled
Readings
Mandarin: ㄙㄨㄢ (suān)
Cantonese: syun1
Japanese: サン (san) / す.い (sui)、 す (su)、 つらい (tsurai)
Korean: 산 (san)
Vietnamese: toan
Variants
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