A root of the problem


Literally: steal – person – root – nature (as in the innate essence of a thing, not “Mother Nature”)

Alternately: A thief’s personality. Someone’s character being cruel, devious, greedy, and generally underhanded.

Notes: 盗人 may also be read as nusutto.


The pursed lips; the utterly banal and selfish chutzpah.

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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