呑気

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Grade: 1

Etymology[edit]

The kanji are merely ateji (当て字).

Alternative forms[edit]

Adjectival noun[edit]

呑気 ‎(-na inflection, hiragana のんき, romaji nonki)

  1. carefree, careless, easygoing
    • 1906, Natsume Sōseki, Botchan:
      おれの生涯 (しょうがい)のうちでは比較的 (ひかくてき)呑気 (のんき)時節 (きせつ)であった。
      Ore no shōgai no uchi de wa hikakuteki nonki na kisetsu de atta.
      It was a comparatively easy going period in my life.

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

呑気 ‎(hiragana のんき, romaji nonki)

  1. being carefree, careless, or easygoing

Usage notes[edit]

This term is usually written in hiragana.