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Hito Shigoto / Hito Anshin (一仕事 / 一安心 – A Substantial Task / Temporary Relief)

  • Hito Shigoto / Hito Anshin

    一仕事 / 一安心

    Today, I finished hito shigoto (一仕事) and am now in a state of hito anshin (一安心).

    Since hito (一) means “one,” and shigoto (仕事) means “task” or “job,” the literal meaning of hito shigoto is “one task.”
    「一」は “one”、「仕事」は “task/job” を意味するので、「一仕事」の文字どおりの意味は “one task” となります。

    The term hito shigoto can mean a small amount of task or a substantial task, depending on the context.

    In addition, anshin (安心) means “relief,” so the literal meaning of hito anshin is “one relief.”
    また、「安心」は “relief” を意味するので、「一安心」の文字どおりの意味は “one relief” となります。

    The term hito anshin can mean relief for the moment, used when an anxious situation is temporarily resolved.

    In my case, the above hito shigoto was a major anxiety, and completing it has allowed me to feel hito anshin.

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