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

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YAKU
wake
meaning: translation, meaning

訳者 == yakusha == (noun) translator
申し訳ありません == moushiwake arimasen == there can be no excuse (a formal phrase of deep apology)


Left radical is 'words' (言). The right radical was originally a character used phonetically to express 'change'. To 'change words' is to translate. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as a 'person' (人) with a load on their back, and as a mnemonic: 'Person translating carries a load of words.'

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

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