One year’s resolution?

Another phrase using 一念:


Literally: one – idea – emit – wake

Alternately: Firm resolve to carry something through; a sincere and wholehearted intention. Originally used to describe the Buddhist resolve to leave “the world” (i.e. society) behind and take up religious practice, once a common step for aristocrats who had had enough of life at court, the phrase now refers to any such resolution to change one’s ways for the better or achieve a specific goal.

Notes: Make sure you don’t read 発起 as hakki; the main pronunciation of is hatsu but this compound is different.

No really, he was eating sand, supposedly

I firmly resolve never to eat sand again

About Confanity

I love the written word more than anything else I've had the chance to work with. I'm back in the States from Japan for grad school, but still studying Japanese with the hope of becoming a translator -- or writer, or even teacher -- as long as it's something language-related.
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