Tassha (達者 – Skillful)

  • Tassha


    Previously, I introduced you to the parting greeting phrase ‘otassha de‘ (お達者で), which is used for a person we won’t see again for a long time.

    Since ‘tassha‘ (達者) means that your body is strong, ‘otassha de’ (お達者で – “being tassha”) means “please be healthy.”

    However, the original meaning of ‘tassha’ is different.

    Ta/tatsu‘ (達) means “to be enlightened” or “to be familiar with something,” and ‘sha‘ (者) means “person.”

    In other words, the literal meaning of ‘tassha’ is a person who is good at doing something.

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