Bradcat’s Japanese Word of the Week…Setsu

Bradcat’s Japanese phrase/word of the week (今週の言葉) is “setsu” (せつ) (節) which means “Save” or “Economise”. This links with my previous blog post about the word mottainai (もったいない)


It can be combined with the word “yaku” (やく) which means approximate, or roughly.

Therefore “setsuyaku” (せつやく) (節約) is a way of describing cutting corners, or to economise. 

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