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

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meaning: belly, guts

立腹 == ribbuku == (noun that takes suru to act as a verb) anger, offence, rage, taking offense
太っ腹 == futoppara == (noun, adjective that takes な, adjective that takes の) generous, magnanimous

Left radical is 'flesh/of the body' (肉). Right radical is a character only found in Chinese meaning, 'go back/reverse', used phonetically to express 'bulge'. Like the English word 'guts', this character which originally referred to the anatomic stomach now also means courage and resolve. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as 'person' (人), 'sun' (日), and 'sitting crosslegged', and as a mnemonic: 'Person sits crosslegged, fleshy belly in sun.'

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

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