垂涎

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Chinese[edit]

 
to hang (down); droop; dangle; bend down; hand down; bequeath; nearly; almost; to approach
saliva; shamelessly
simp. and trad.
(垂涎)

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Verb[edit]

垂涎

  1. to water at the mouth; to drool
  2. (figuratively) to covet; to hanker for; to crave for

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 6 Hyōgaiji
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

(すい, sui, to drip) +‎ (せん, sen, saliva).

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Noun[edit]

垂涎 (hiragana すいぜん, rōmaji suizen) (alternative reading: すいせん (suisen), (customary) すいえん (suien))

  1. slavering
  2. (figuratively) desiring to possess something

Verb[edit]

垂涎する (hiragana すいぜん, rōmaji suizen) (alternative reading: すいせん (suisen), (customary) すいえん

  1. water at the mouth
  2. desire to possess something

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