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Mikka Bozu

  • Today I will talk about the Japanese term “mikka bozu”.


    The literal meaning is “three days guy”, and it means that someone gives up easily, or means such a person.

    Usage example: Although he declared that he would post on Lang-8 every day and he got all fired up about that, he was mikka bozu (he quit easily).

    In Buddhism, once you become a priest, you have to wake up in the early morning, and do strict training every day.
    例:彼は毎日 Lang-8 に投稿すると意気込んでいたが、三日坊主だった。

    Since some of people who became priests quit the training and return to a secular life in three days, this term was made.

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