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busy, occupied; restless
Kanji 1806

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Synopsis

Busyness is a key part of Japanese life. A wedding invitation may include an apology for having a ceremony at such a busy time. Learn to say that busyness is work-related. Find out how to read 忙しい with two yomi, each with different meanings. Discover terms for being busy versus simply looking busy. And enjoy sayings about finding odd moments of leisure when swamped. 

Revision history:

July 31, 2015: p. 9: I changed two things about the book title「忙中漢話 漢字で開く心の扉」:

  • The subtitle translation had been The Gate Where Kanji Will Open Your Heart. I changed "Gate" to "Door."
  • In the vocabulary list beneath, I changed the definition of 扉 from "opening" to "door."

Jan. 9, 2015: Originally published.

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