八方美人 (はっぽびじん)

Today’s word of the day is happobijin! Can you guess what it means?  Those of you that can read kanji may have a bit of a clue already:  八 (8),  方 (way/direction) 美人 (beautiful). So to put it simply, a person that is beautiful from 8 directions (or all directions). But don’t be happy if someone calls you happobijin, as it is not a compliment. On the basis that nothing in life is perfect, a person who looks perfect from every angle is actually thought to be fake.  happobijin is everybody’s friend, and only shows people what they want to see, so be careful!

Interesting word でしょう? ^ ^

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