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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

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Han characterEdit

(radical 119 +11, 17 strokes, cangjie input 火木田廿金 (FDWTC), four-corner 90801)

  1. manure, dung, night soil

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 912, character 26
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 27102
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1339, character 20
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3158, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+7CDE

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Jyutping fan3, Yale fan3)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana くそ, romaji kuso)

  1. (colloquial) feces, excrement
IdiomsEdit

InterjectionEdit

(hiragana くそ, romaji kuso)

  1. (expletive) crap, shit, bullshit
Usage notesEdit
  • This is not considered as profane as the English glosses. For instance, a child of five using the Japanese interjection くそ would be unremarkable, whereas it would be very socially inappropriate for a child of five to use the English interjection shit.

PrefixEdit

(hiragana くそ, romaji kuso-)

  1. A derogatory prefix.
    爺ぃ
    くそじじぃ
    kuso jijī
    crappy old man

SuffixEdit

(hiragana くそ, romaji -kuso)

  1. A derogatory emphasizing suffix.
    下手 (へた) (くそ)
    hetakuso
    crappy bad at something; to be shit at doing something
    襤褸 (ぼろ) (くそ)
    borokuso
    broken down for shit, raggedy-ass

Etymology 2Edit

From Sinitic .

NounEdit

(hiragana ふん, katakana フン, romaji fun)

  1. animal excrement, droppings
Usage notesEdit
  • This noun specifically refers to the excrement of non-human animals; for human excrement, the term 大便 (daiben) is used.
  • Due to the complicated nature of this kanji, this word is often written in katakana instead.

Etymology 3Edit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana ばば, romaji baba)

  1. (children's word): poop, dookie
IdiomsEdit

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(bun) (hangeul , revised bun, McCune-Reischauer pun, Yale pun)

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MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Pinyin fèn (fen4), sān (san1), Wade-Giles fen4, san1)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(phẩn, phân)

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