“Deku” is one of the most famous words in Japanese. A lot of people have used this word, but not all of them know its true meaning. If you are going to use this word, you need to learn first the meaning of the word. Read on and find out.
“Deku” means “death”. So if we translate this word, it means “the dead body” and “one who dies”. This word was used as a Japanese translation for “body” and it has been derived from the Japanese phrase “Utsuri ka?”. The word “Deku” was also used as a direct translation for “hell”.
“I know a lot about dying but I am not about to die” – this is a quote from the book Urotsukadatta by Okamoto Katsuhiro. According to this book, when you read this quote, it shows that even the greatest artist and philosopher cannot escape death. And this is because everything is connected to each other and everything dies.
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“Deku” has many variations depending on the mood of the writer. For example, in a sad situation, “Deku” means “sobbing one’s heart”. But this is not always true. “Deku” can also mean “sobbing one’s spirit”.
True Meaning of DEKU
The true meaning of this word is “one who is near death”. Because this word was originally “Deku”, we can conclude that death is the main theme of this phrase. “Deku” was used to express how a person wept. “Deku” also means “that which is short-lived”.
Some people are very close to this word. This means that these are those who have the strong attachment to the meanings of this Japanese word. I believe that those who read this phrase without knowing the original meaning find their own meanings. It can be similar to the way a painter paints his words. The colors of the pictures help him express his feelings.
About “Aka” Meaning
“Aka” means “death”. However, there is another side of the story. If we analyze the word carefully, we will find that the meaning does not refer to death. In fact, “akuma” is one of the words used in “etymology”, which means the study of nature.
“Aka” is not simply the end of something. The term “akuma” means “the opposite of”. “AKUMARU” means “to be opposite to” or “to be in opposition to”. Another translation for” akuma” is “contrast”. This shows that the term “akuma” actually has more than one meaning.
The most common meaning of this word is “a drop of water”. Another translation is “a drop of light”. The other meanings are “drain” or “twig”. It literally means “one whose sound is that of a drop of water”. Hence, you can easily interpret “akuma” as “dead fish” or as “a dead person” and so on.
Modern use of the word Deku
The word Deku in modern Indonesian is loosely translated to “water”. As a matter of fact, the whole language is related to water and this is the basis of most Indonesian dialects. The word is also related to the word ‘kuda’, which roughly means river in Indonesian. So, we can see that the word is really related to the Indonesian rivers, mainly the Kuda River.
The word got its modern usage from the Kukui, a local god. The Kukui was the chief god of the villages living in the central part of Java Island during ancient times. Today, he is considered as a national hero by the people. It was the idea of the Kukui that brought the idea of the modern name ‘Deku‘.
Since the word has become easily associated with Deku, it is also commonly used in the daily life of the people living in the cities. Most of the Indonesian men today, especially the youth, have a deep interest in the game of soccer, and they will try their best to learn the game and be trained to be the best soccer player there is. Some other words that you may find commonly used in the modern Indonesian language are ‘Kuda’, ‘Umin’, ‘Maya’ and ‘Kurambak’ (Indonesian title: ‘Green land of men’). These few examples just to show how deeply the meaning of the word gets embedded in our everyday language.