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

  • Mood:


meaning: worldly, vulgar, custom

俗語 == zokugo == colloquialism, colloquial language, slang
風俗 == fuuzoku == manners, customs

Left radical is 'person' (人). Right radical is 'valley' (谷), which acts phonetically to express '(orally) express'. This character originally meant, 'transmitted orally from person to person', i.e, it referred to gossip and rumors. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Valley people have vulgar customs'

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

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