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



meaning: froth, bubble, foam

== awa == (noun) bubble, foam, froth, head on beer
泡を食う == awa o kuu == (verb) to be flurried, to be confused, to lose one's head

Left radical is one of the radical versions of 'water'. Right radical is 'hold/envelop' (包). Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Water wrapped in frothy bubbles.'

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

DictList says that 泡沫 (utakata, 'bubble on surface of liquid, ephemeral, transient') is 'rare'. Rare or not, it was the title of an anime show about a year ago. I liked the first episode, but the show quickly became schmaltzy, and I stopped watching it after the third or fourth episode.
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