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immature, childish; young
Kanji 1576

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Synopsis

Although 稚 means “immature” or “childish,” this kanji often represents very young people who are no more to blame for their lack of readiness than half-baked bread is. Learn ways of saying things like "They were too naive to understand." Also discover the context behind kids in a festival procession who wear silk costumes and heavy makeup and who may be called "divine children." 

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