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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). ç”· 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 æ‚ ä¹…

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).