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面子
Readings
メンツ
mentsu
Meanings
Noun (futsuumeishi)
face, honour, honorface, honneur

combination of three tiles that form a set in mahjong
personnel, members, lineup
making up a four to play mahjongче́сть, прести́жGesicht, Ehre, Prestige
Kanji
ON: メン, ベンKUN: おも, おもて, つら
mask, face, features, surface

ON: シ, ス, ツKUN: こ, -こ, ね
child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac

Example sentences
ニッコリすれば面子を保てますよ。Parts: にっこり, すれば, 面子 (メンツ), 保つ (たもつ)You can save face with a happy smile.

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