Japanese Dictionary

Meaning of 先憂後楽(せんゆうこうらく) in Japanese

先憂後楽
Kana Reading
せんゆうこうらく
Romaji
sen'yūkōraku
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
    Meaning
    hardship now, pleasure later; seeking pleasure only after dealing with difficulties; seeking pleasure only after the happiness of the people is assured (a precept to be observed by a ruler)


Kanji in this word

JLPT 1

15 strokes

melancholy, grieve, lament, be anxious, sad, unhappy

On'Yomi: ユウ

Kun'Yomi: うれ.える, うれ.い, う.い, う.き

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JLPT 4

13 strokes

music, comfort, ease

On'Yomi: ガク, ラク, ゴウ

Kun'Yomi: たの.しい, たの.しむ, この.む

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JLPT 5

6 strokes

before, ahead, previous, future, precedence

On'Yomi: セン

Kun'Yomi: さき, ま.ず

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JLPT 5

9 strokes

behind, back, later

On'Yomi: ゴ, コウ

Kun'Yomi: のち, うし.ろ, うしろ, あと, おく.れる

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