Japanese Word Entry

憎まれっ子世に憚る

Simplified Japanese form: 憎まれっ子世に憚る

Kana:にくまれっこよにはばかる
Romaji:nikumarekkoyonihabakaru
Definition: ill weeds grow apace

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Chinese characters used in this word

憎 hate, detest, abhor, hatred
Readings
Mandarin: ㄗㄥ (zēng)
Cantonese: zang1
Japanese: ゾウ (zou) / にく.む (nikumu)、 にく.い (nikui)、 にく.らしい (nikurashii)、 にく.しみ (nikushimi)
Korean: 증 (jeung)
Vietnamese: tăng
Variants
Simplified Japanese form:

child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac, offspring, fruit, seed of, 1st terrestrial branch
Readings
Mandarin: ㄗˇ (zǐ), ㄗˊ (zí), ㄗ˙ (zi)
Cantonese: zi2
Japanese: シ (shi)、 ス (su)、 ツ (tsu) / こ (ko)、 -こ (-ko)、 ね (ne)、 み (mi)、 おとこ (otoko)
Korean: 자 (ja)
Vietnamese: tử, tý, tí
Variants
Semantic variant forms:

generation, world, society, public, era
Readings
Mandarin: ㄕˋ (shì)
Cantonese: sai3
Japanese: セイ (sei)、 セ (se)、 ソウ (sou) / よ (yo)
Korean: 세 (se)
Vietnamese: thế
Variants
Semantic variant form:

hesitate, shrink, awe, dread, shrink from, shirk, fear
Readings
Mandarin: ㄉㄢˋ (dàn), ㄉㄚˊ (dá), ㄔㄢˇ (chǎn)
Cantonese: daan6
Japanese: タン (tan)、 タ (ta)、 ダン (dan) / はばか.る (habakaru)、 はばかり (habakari)
Korean: 탄 (tan)
Vietnamese: đạn, đát, đẫn, dạn, đận, đặn, dạn
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