貫禄

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Jinmeiyō

Originally referred to the (amount of) pay a samurai in employment received and by extension his importance. The word consists of kan (in its now obsolete meaning of the monetary equivalent of the income (based on crop) of a samurai) and (祿) roku, the salary of someone in government service.

Noun[edit]

貫禄 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 貫祿, hiragana かんろく, romaji kanroku)

  1. importance; dignity; presence; eminence; giving the impression to have what it takes.
    貫禄がついた kanroku ga tsuita dignified; important; looking capable or confident.
    君は課長としての貫禄がないね。 Kimi wa kachō to shite no kanroku ga nai ne. You don't command enough respect as section manager.; You appear to lack the authority of a section manager.
    貫禄の発車 kanroku no hassha stately departure [of a train] (title of a video of a departing train)

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