Last modified on 1 September 2013, at 16:43

述懐

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
じゅつ > じゅっ
Grade: 5
かい
Grade: S
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese 述懷 (/zywit hwɛj/). Compare modern simplified Mandarin 述怀 (shùhuái). Read as shukkai until the Edo period.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

述懐 (hiragana じゅっかい, romaji jukkai)

  1. an expression of one's thoughts or recollections, an opinion
  2. a complaint about unfairness or dissatisfaction

Derived termsEdit

IdiomsEdit

  • 述懐待たず (じゅっかいみをまたず, jukkai mi o matazu); 述懐奉公待たず (じゅっかいぼうこうみをまたず, jukkai bōkō mi o matazu): "complaints about unfairness don't wait for one's body" ⇒ if one continues to work while unhappy about it, one's work suffers, and it may ultimately lead to losing one's health

VerbEdit

述懐 + する (hiragana じゅっかいする, romaji jukkai suru)

  1. to express one's thoughts, to reminisce, to opine
  2. to complain about unfairness or dissatisfaction

ConjugationEdit