misfortune

(cliff) + (fingerprint)
★★☆☆☆
4 strokes
ILL PAIRSIDEKICK

Onyomi

YAKU

Mnemonic

The YAK-thief had the misfortune to leave a fingerprint on the cliff. (and was thusly convicted of Grand Theft Precipice and sent upstate for 2-5 years)

Jukugo

厄介(やっかい)

hard to deal with ★★☆☆☆ 1/2 KANA
(misfortune) + (introduce / intervene) = 厄介 (hard to deal with)

troublesome, worrying. Hard to deal with! A hard-to-fix appliance. A stubborn, persnicketty person.

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Meaning Hint Radical
misfortune no hook!
dangerous FISHHOOK

It's a misfortune to lose your FISHHOOK, but it's dangerous to get the FISHHOOK in your eye!

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Synonyms

annoying
面倒くさい    厄介な    煩わしい    ややこしい