Asedaku (汗だく – Sweaty)

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    Asedaku

    汗だく


    In summer, I often become a state described as asedaku (汗だく).
    夏、私はよく「汗だく」になります。

    Asedaku means that much sweat bursts from someone’s body.
    「汗だく」とは、たくさんの汗が流れるさまを表す言葉です。

    Ase (汗) means “sweat,” and daku (だく) is short for an onomatopoeia dakudaku (だくだく), which represents that blood or sweat streams continuously.
    「汗」は “sweat”、「だく」は血や汗などが続けて流れ出るさまを表す擬態語「だくだく」を省略したものです。

    Incidentally, people who tend to sweat a lot are called asekkaki (汗っかき); where kaki (かき) means something like “producing.”
    ちなみに、汗をよくかく人のことを「汗っかき」と言います。

    [Example] Hashitte asedaku ni natta (走って汗だくになった – “I drenched with sweat after running”)
    【例文】走って汗だくになった。

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