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暮

Today’s #kanji is 暮, which is listed under the radical of #ひらび(日). It is a compound ideograph made of 莫 and 日. 莫 can mean “a grassy place” or “no (nil)” and 日 can be hidden in it… Can you guess 暮 ‘s meaning then?

Meaning: to grow dark (because the sun sets), to pass, to be sunk in…
Reading: ボ、く(ぐ)

暮秋(シュウ): late autumn
歳暮(セイ): a year-end present, the end of the year
野暮(ヤ): a thoughtless act, foolishness, stupidity

暮(く)らす: to make a living, to live
暮(く)れる: to grow dark (because the sun sets), to pass, to be lost in…
明(あ)け暮(く)れる: to spend all one’s time doing …

読書どくしょれる spend all one’s time reading
いまはバイトにれています。I’m spending all my time doing part-time jobs.

日(ひ)暮(ぐ)れ: nightfall, sunset, dusk
夕(ゆう)暮(ぐ)れ: evening, twilight

  • にちへん
  • ひらび

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