居候

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 5
そうろう
Grade: 4
kun’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

()(そうろう) (isōrō

  1. a person who lives in someone else's house and is supported by them
    田中家(たなかけ)居候(いそうろう)
    Tanaka-ke no isōrō
    a dependent of the Tanakas

Verb[edit]

()(そうろう)する (isōrō surusuru (stem ()(そうろう) (isōrō shi), past ()(そうろう)した (isōrō shita))

  1. to live rent-free

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 (in Japanese), Third edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, editor (1998), NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK Publishing, →ISBN
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kindaichi, Kyōsuke et al., editors (1997), 新明解国語辞典 (in Japanese), Fifth edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN