杜撰

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Chinese[edit]

Du (surname) compose; compile
simp. and trad.
(杜撰)
Literally: “written by Du (Mo)”.

Etymology[edit]

From the name of a Song Dynasty poet Du Mo, whose poetry works often do not conform to the metre patterns of classical Chinese poetry.

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

杜撰

  1. to fabricate; to forge; to make up

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Jinmeiyō
さん
Jinmeiyō
on'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjectival noun[edit]

杜撰 (-na inflection, hiragana ずさん, romaji zusan)

  1. sloppy, careless

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

杜撰 (hiragana ずさん, romaji zusan)

  1. sloppiness, carelessness

References[edit]

  1. ^ Takebayashi, Shigeru (1993) The Kenkyusha Japanese-English Leaner's Pocket Dictionary, Tōkyō: Kenkyūsha, ISBN 978-4-7674-2305-0.