宅男 (zhai nan): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

By | March 2, 2018

宅男 (Chinese PinYin: [zhái nán]; traditional Chinese:宅男) may mean: (1) noun. male Otaku; (2) noun. men who are staying at home all the time; (3) noun. men with obsessive interests. Literally: 宅 (otaku) + 男 (men). In modern Japanese slang, the term otaku is mostly equivalent to “geek” or “nerd”, but in a more derogatory manner than used in the West. However, according to studies published in 2013, the term otaku has become less negative, and an increasing number of people now self-identify as otaku. The term is a popular buzzword In China and often used informally.

1. How to pronounce 宅男?

Chinese Pinyin: [zhái nán]

Pronunciation examples: Please click to play the below audio.

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 宅男.

Synonyms:居家男

Antonyms: N/A

3. What are the fixed expression, collocation and idioms that contains 宅男.

Fixed expression: 宅男女神 (goddess for male otaku),

Collocation: 宅男宅女 (male otaku and female otaku), 宅男冢 (a mobile app),

Idioms: N/A

Terminologies: N/A

4. How to use 宅男 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 宅男.

4.1 每个宅男都能被划分为一定的“萌”的级别。

Translation: Every male otaku can be classified on a moe scale.

4.2 “宅男”就是一个很流行的词汇,意思指那些整天呆在家的人。

Translation: Male Otaku is a very popular word, it refers to the group of men who are staying at home all the time.

4.3 宅男经常被描述成骨灰级的书呆子, 电脑迷或极端痴迷者.

Translation: Male Otaku can be described as a hardcore nerd, geek or fanboy.

4.4 回首这六个月,有很多地方都留有遗憾,但是这段宅男生活是我人生中难得的一段记忆,我会好好珍藏这段记忆的。

Translation: There are lots of regrets for these six months, but also these long OTAKU period is a great experience of my life. i will treasure it.

4.5 他坦称自己是个“宅男”。

Translation: He admits to be an “otaku”.

4.6 宅男出自日语, 是指沉迷于某些兴趣的人,通常是动漫和漫画迷。

Translation: Otaku is originally a Japanese term for people with obsessive interests, commonly the anime and manga fandom.

4.7 在现代日本的俚语中,宅男这个词大多相当于“怪胎”或“书呆子”,但比西方使用的更为贬义。

Translation: In modern Japanese slang, the term otaku is mostly equivalent to “geek” or “nerd”, but in a more derogatory manner than used in the West.

4.8 根据2013年发表的研究,宅男这个词变得不那么贬义了,现在越来越多的人自称为宅男。

Translation: According to studies published in 2013, the term otaku has become less negative, and an increasing number of people now self-identify as otaku.

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