Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
slithytove

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MAN


meaning: lazy, rude, boastful

緩慢 == kanman == (noun, adjective that takes な) slow, sluggish, dull
怠慢 == taiman == (noun, adjective that takes な) negligence, procrastination, carelessness




Left radical is a radical version of 'heart/feelings'. Right radical is a Non-General Use character, used phonetically to express 'loose'. 'Loose feelings' meant 'casual'. 'Lazy', 'rude', and so forth are associated meanings. The bottom element in the right radical is a radical version of 'hand'. Henshall suggests taking the rest of the right radical as a 'sun' (日), 'eye' (目), and as a mnemonic: ' Feel lazy as hand shades eye from sun..'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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