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

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meaning: pleasure, amusement

娯楽番組 == gorakubangumi == (noun) amusement program
娯楽 == goraku ==  (noun) pleasure, amusement

Left radical is 'woman' (女) Right radical is 'give' (呉), used here phonetically to express 'talk'. Thus, this character originally meant 'to talk to a woman', which was considered both amusing and pleasant. Its meanings later became more general. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Woman gives pleasure and amusement.'

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

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