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躊躇

ChineseEdit

pace back and forth; hesitate; waver hesitate
trad. (躊躇)
simp. (踌躇)

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躊躇

  1. to hesitate
    老師躊躇一會兒發表意見 [MSC, trad.]
    老师踌躇一会儿发表意见 [MSC, simp.]
    Tīng wán le wǒ de huà, lǎoshī chóuchú le yīhuìr, cái fābiǎo tā de yìjiàn. [Pinyin]
    After hearing me out, my teacher hesitated for a moment before stating his opinion.

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AdjectiveEdit

躊躇

  1. smug; complacent; self-satisfied

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ちゅう
Hyōgaiji
ちょ
Hyōgaiji
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese compound 躊躇 (djhiou trhjak, literally hesitate + jump over, pass over).

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NounEdit

躊躇 (hiragana ちゅうちょ, romaji chūcho, historical hiragana ちうちょ)

  1. hesitation, indecision, wavering

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躊躇 + する (hiragana ちゅうちょする, romaji chūcho suru, historical hiragana ちうちょする)

  1. to hesitate, to be undecided, to waver

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan