浪漫

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Chinese[edit]

 
wave; breaker; unrestrained; dissipated
free; unrestrained; inundate
simp. and trad.
(浪漫)
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Etymology[edit]

Originally a native Chinese word meaning “unrestrained, indulgent”. Later used as a phono-semantic matching of English romantic, itself derived from French romantique.

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Adjective[edit]

浪漫

  1. (literary) indulgent; unrestrained; at will; wanton
  2. (often literary) Alternative term for 爛漫烂漫 (lànmàn, “bright-coloured; brilliant”).
  3. (loanword) romantic
    不懂浪漫  ―  bùdǒng làngmàn  ―  to not understand romance; to be unromantic
  4. (by extension) dissolute; debauched; voluptuous; loose

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ろう
Grade: S
まん
Grade: S
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

/rauman//roːman/

The kanji are ateji (当て字), probably coined by Natsume Sōseki. (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

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Noun[edit]

浪漫 (hiragana ろうまん, rōmaji rōman, historical hiragana らうまん)
(alternative reading katakana ローマン, romaji rōman)

  1. Alternative spelling of ロマン (roman, romance; qualities as if it were a romance novel)
    • 1990, 米米CLUB, 浪漫飛行
      トランク (ひと)つだけで (ろう) (まん) () (こう)I ()n () The () S ()k ()y ()
      toranku hitotsu dake de rōman hikō e in za sukai
      With only a single suitcase, let's go on a romantic flight in the sky

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9