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腹芸

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
はら
Grade: 6
げい
Grade: 4
yutōyomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound of (hara, belly) +‎ (gei, performance, artistic skill).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

腹芸 (hiragana はらげい, romaji haragei)

  1. a technique used by actors to convey emotion without verbal speech or gesture
  2. a performance carried out while standing on the belly of another person who is lying down
  3. a performance made by drawing a face on one's abdomen and moving it by dancing to create funny expressions
  4. going with one's gut, using one's intuition

IdiomsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0
  2. 2.0 2.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3