Like yourself; like Mt. Tai


Literally: calm – “sort of thing” – self – (young) / similar

Alternately: Unflappable. Calm and self-controlled.

Notes: This is another compound of synonymous compounds; 泰然 means “composed; unmoved,” while 自若 means “self-possessed.”

This yojijukugo has a number of both synonyms, including 余裕綽々, and antonyms, including 小心翼翼 (“fearful”) and 右往左往 (“disordered”).


From this “note” account. The bird is saying “Flying kick!”

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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