Tag Archives: 性

Word of the Day: Otokomae 男前

22 Feb

Persona 4 (PS2)

Word of the Day: 男前おとこまえ (noun) handsome man.

Notes: 男 may stand by itself as おとこ (noun: man). It is the おとこ in 男気おとこぎ (noun: chivalry), 男狂いおとこぐるい (noun, suru verb: being wanton; chasing men), and the i-adjective 男らしいおとこらしい (manly). 男 is the だん in 男性だんせい (noun: male) and the なん in 長男ちょうなん (noun: one’s eldest son).

前 may be read by itself as まえ (in front of or before). It appears in compounds as varied as 午前ごぜん (before noon; AM) and 建前たてまえ (tatemae).

Word of the Day: Yuukyuu 悠久

15 Feb

Arabian Nights: Sabaku no Seirei Ou (SNES)

Word of the Day: 悠久ゆうきゅう (noun, na adjective, no adjective) Eternity, permanence.

Notes: 悠 also appears in the words 悠長ゆうちょう (na adjective: slow, easygoing) and 悠々ゆうゆう (taru adjective: quiet, calm).

久 appears in words like 久し振りひさしぶり (na adjective, no adjective: a long while), 持久じきゅう (noun, suru verb: endurance), and 耐久性たいきゅうせい (noun: durability).