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

  • 腹芸 (はらげい)を見 (み)せる (haragei o miseru): “to show one's intuition” → to be especially tactful or clever in handling a sensitive situation

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
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