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wave; breaker; unrestrained; dissipated
free; unrestrained; inundate
simp. and trad.
(浪漫)
 
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EtymologyEdit

Originally a native Chinese word meaning “unrestrained, indulgent”. Later used as a phono-semantic matching of English romantic, itself derived from French romantique.

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AdjectiveEdit

浪漫

  1. (literary) indulgent; unrestrained; at will; wanton
  2. (often literary) Alternative term for 爛漫烂漫 (lànmàn, “bright-coloured; brilliant”).
  3. (loanword) romantic
    不懂浪漫  ―  bùdǒng làngmàn  ―  to not understand romance; to be unromantic
  4. (by extension) dissolute; debauched; voluptuous; loose

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ろう
Grade: S
まん
Grade: S
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

Ateji and short-form of ロマンス (romance), coined by Natsume Sōseki (1867-1916).

NounEdit

浪漫 (hiragana ろうまん, rōmaji rōman)

  1. romance