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Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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TAI

okota(ru), nama(keru)

meaning: be lazy, neglect

怠惰 == taida == (noun, adjective that takes な) laziness, idleness
怠け者 == namakemo == (noun) lazy fellow, sloth




Bottom radical is 'heart/feelings' (心). Top radical is 'stand' (台), here acting phonetically to express 'listless'. 'Listless feelings' mean laziness. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Feel too lazy to mount the stand.'

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

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