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


meaning: inner feelings

衷情 == chuujuu == (noun) true heart, inner feelings
苦衷 == kuchuu == (noun) distress

Original form of this character was the 'clothing' (衣) radical, with 'middle/inside' (中) written inside it. This character originally meant 'underwear', and still means that in Chinese. In Japanese it became confused with 忠, 'loyalty/inner feelings', and has taken on part of its meaning. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Inner feelings kept inside one's clothes.'

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

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