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ChineseEdit

Du (surname) compose; compile
simp. and trad.
(杜撰)
Literally: “written by Du (Mo)”.

EtymologyEdit

From the name of a Song Dynasty poet Du Mo, whose poetry works often do not conform to the metre patterns of classical Chinese poetry.

PronunciationEdit


VerbEdit

杜撰

  1. to fabricate; to forge; to make up

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Jinmeiyō
さん
Jinmeiyō
on'yomi

PronunciationEdit

Adjectival nounEdit

杜撰 ‎(-na inflection, hiragana ずさん, romaji zusan)

  1. sloppy, careless

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

杜撰 ‎(hiragana ずさん, romaji zusan)

  1. sloppiness, carelessness

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Takebayashi, Shigeru (1993) The Kenkyusha Japanese-English Leaner's Pocket Dictionary, Tōkyō: Kenkyūsha, ISBN 978-4-7674-2305-0.