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Like yourself; like Mt. Tai

泰然自若 tai.zen.ji.jaku 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 … Continue reading

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Who’s a good boy?

温厚篤実 on.kou.toku.jitsu Literally: warm – thick – serious / kind – truth / reality Alternately: Calm, kind, and sincere. Gentle and serious. A good and honest person. Notes: This compound may have come from the I Ching, and be associated … Continue reading

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Three weeks until the semester ends. How are you doing?

余裕綽々 yo.yuu.shaku.shaku Literally: surplus/extra – abundant – lenient/loose – [doubling mark] Alternately: Calm; unhurried; unphased. Notes: The symbol 々 is not in and of itself a kanji. Rather, it indicates that the previous kanji is used a second time – … Continue reading

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