Browsing the blog archivesfor the day Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Human

hito, bito, pito, nin, jin A human being is hito or ningen. The gen of ningen means a gap. I’m not sure about the etymological reason, but probably it comes from society and the world in the sense of space between human beings. The human species is jinrui, of which the rui is a class. […]