TAKOBOTO

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兎角左右
Readings
とかく
tokaku
Meanings
Adverb (fukushi)
May take the particle 'no'
Noun (futsuumeishi)
noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru
(doing) various things, (doing) this and thatêtre apte à, avoir l'habitude de, beaucoup de, ceci et cela

being apt to, being prone to, tending to become
somehow or other, anyhow, anyway
Meaning restricted to 兎角
See also: 亀毛兎角
Buddhist term
rabbit horns (used as a metaphor for things that do not exist)inzwischen, geneigt sein, jedenfalls, auf jeden Fall

Kanji
ON: ト, ツKUN: うさぎ
rabbit, hare

ON: カクKUN: かど, つの
angle, corner, square, horn, antlers

ON: サ, シャKUN: ひだり
left

ON: ウ, ユウKUN: みぎ
right

Example sentences
運動が健康の鍵であるのを私たちはとかく忘れがちだ。Parts: 運動 (うんどう), 健康 (けんこう), (かぎ), である, 私たち (わたしたち), 兎角 (とかく), 忘れる (わすれる), 勝ち (がち)We tend to forget that exercise is a key to good health.

あの人にはとかくのうわさがあった。Parts: 彼の (あの), (ひと), には, 兎角 (とかく), (うわさ), 有る (ある)There were some unsavory rumors about him.

彼は怒って首を左右に振った。Parts: (かれ), 怒る (おこる), (くび), 左右 (さゆう), 振る (ふる)He gave an angry shake of his head.

成功不成功は気質に左右されることが多い。Parts: 成功 (せいこう), 不成功 (ふせいこう), 気質 (きしつ), 左右 (さゆう), 為れる (される), (こと), 多い (おおい)Success often depends on one's temperament.

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