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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 ‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 述懷, 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 ‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 述懷, 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