述懐

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
じゅつ > じゅっ
Grade: 5
かい
Grade: S
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 述懷 (/zywit hwɛj/). Compare modern simplified Mandarin 述怀 (shùhuái). Read as shukkai until the Edo period.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

述懐 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 述懷, hiragana じゅっかい, rōmaji jukkai)

  1. an expression of one's thoughts or recollections, an opinion
  2. a complaint about unfairness or dissatisfaction

Derived terms[edit]

Idioms[edit]

  • 述懐待たず (じゅっかいみをまたず, jukkai mi o matazu); 述懐奉公待たず (じゅっかいぼうこうみをまたず, jukkai bōkō mi o matazu): "complaints about unfairness don't wait for one's body" ⇒ if one continues to work while unhappy about it, one's work suffers, and it may ultimately lead to losing one's health

Verb[edit]

述懐する (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 述懷, hiragana じゅっかい, rōmaji jukkai)

  1. to express one's thoughts, to reminisce, to opine
  2. to complain about unfairness or dissatisfaction

Conjugation[edit]