Ukkari (うっかり – Carelessly)

  • Ukkari


    Several days ago, I ‘ukkari‘ (うっかり) made a mistake.

    Ukkari‘ is a Japanese adverb that represents that someone is careless and distracted.

    Ukkari‘ was originally called ‘ukari‘ (浮かり), and it seemed to come from the verb ‘uku‘ (浮く), which means to float.

    That is to say, it implies a state that one’s heart is floating.

    I heard that in the past ‘ukkari‘ could represent that someone would be fascinated with a beautiful thing, but now it is mostly used to mean a mistake due to carelessness or distraction.

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