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)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

垂涎

  1. to water at the mouth; to drool
  2. (by extension) to covet

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 6 Hyōgaiji

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Common accent) いぜん [sùízéń] (Heiban)

Noun[edit]

垂涎 (hiragana すいぜん, romaji 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 すいぜんする, romaji suizen suru) (alternative reading: すいせん (suisen), (customary) すいえん

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