Koshikake (腰掛け – Chair/Makeshift Job)

  • Koshikake


    People often use koshikake (腰掛け) when getting tired from walking or standing.

    Koshi (腰) means “lower back,” and kake (掛け) has various meanings, but here it means “to place,” so the literal meaning of koshikake is “something for placing one’s lower back.”
    「腰」は “lower back”、「掛け」は “to place” を意味するので、「腰掛け」の文字どおりの意味は “something for placing one’s lower back” となります。

    Of course, it literally means the furniture for placing one’s lower back and resting — that is, it is a chair.

    On the other hand, it can also mean that someone temporarily assumes a position only until getting their desired position or job.

    The latter meaning is often used for female employees who intend to quit the job and become housewives when getting married.

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