凡: ordinary; common; all

凡 fán

conjunction
: ordinary; commonplace; mundane
: temporal
: of the material world (as opposed to supernatural or immortal levels)
: every; all; whatever
: altogether
: gist; outline
: note of Chinese musical scale

Kun Reading

凡て OR 全て | すべて subete

no-adjective | adverbial noun | noun
: all; the whole; entirely; in general; wholly; overall

凡そ | およそ oyoso

adverb | noun
: about; roughly; as a rule; approximately

凡 | おおよそ ooyoso

adverb | noun
: about; roughly; as a rule; approximately

On Reading

凡 | ぼん bon OR はん han

na-adjective | noun
: mediocrity

Usage:

凡是 fan2shi4: each and every; every; all; any
凡事 fan2shi4: everything
凡人 fan2ren2: ordinary person; mortal; earthling
[ぼんじん bonjin: ordinary person; average person; mediocre]
凡夫 fan2fu1: common person; ordinary guy; mortal man
[ぼんぶ bonbu: ordinary person
: (Buddhist term) prthag-jana (unenlightened person)]
凡例 fan2li4: notes on the use of a book; guide to the reader
[はんれい hanrei: introductory remarks; explanatory notes
: legend (on maps, drawings, etc.)]
凡俗 fan2su2: lay (as opposed to clergy); ordinary; commonplace
[ぼんぞく bonzoku: mediocrity; the masses; ordinary run of me
平凡 ping2fan2: commonplace; ordinary; mediocre
[へいぼん heibon: common; commonplace; ordinary; mediocre]
非凡 fei1fan2: out of the ordinary; unusually (good, talented etc)
[ひぼん hibon: prodigy; rare; unique; extraordinary]

非凡人 | ひぼんじん hibonjin: extraordinary person; genius

不凡 bu4fan2: out of the ordinary; out of the common run
[ふぼん fubon: uncommon; outstanding]
下凡 xia4fan2: to descend to the world (of immortals)



Japanese common word | expression | yojijukugo 四字熟語 | idiom
凡凡 | ぼんぼん bonbon
: ordinary; usual

平凡陳腐 | へいぼんちんぷ heibon chinpu
: (yoji) commonplace and stale; humdrum and hackneyed



Chinese expression | chengyu 成語 | idiom
凡夫俗子 fan2 fu1 su2 zi3
: common people; ordinary folk

不同凡響 [不同凡响] bu4 tong2 fan2 xiang3
: lit. not a common chord; outstanding; brilliant; out of the common run

諸凡百事 [诸凡百事] zhu1 fan2 bai3 shi4
: everything

肉眼凡胎 rou4 yan3 fan2 tai1
: ignoramus

自命不凡 zi4 ming4 bu4 fan2
: to think too much of oneself; self-important; arrogant

凡事總有開頭 [凡事总有开头] fan2 shi4 zong3 you3 kai1 tou2
OR
凡事總有一個開頭 [凡事总有一个开头] fan2 shi4 zong3 you3 yi1 ge4 kai1 tou2
: Everything starts somewhere

Etymology:
象形 Pictographic.
Picture of a short-legged serving dish.



假借 Phonetic Loan.
Original form of 盤 (pan2: dish).



Historical variant / Semantic:
凢 [凡] fan2



 Look-alike:
wan2: ball; pellet; pill
[kun: まる maru, まるい marui, まるで marude, まるめ marume, まるめる marumeru. on: がん gan]



Examples:

三者凡退となった。
さんしゃぼんたいとなった sansha bontai tonatta
The three batters were struck out quickly.

 
他只想過平凡人的生活。
ta1 zhi3 xiang3 guo4 ping2fan2ren2 de sheng1huo2
He only wants to live an ordinary life.

Resources: Chinese Dictionary | Japanese Dictionary