イクメン/イクジイ

イクメン/イクジイ

単語

育児(いくじ):upbringing, childcare/rearing
積極的(せっきょくてき):assertive, positive, active, proactive
語呂会わせ(ごろあわせ):a play on words, rhyming game
手助け(てだすけ):a help, (who) play (a) part in

育児を積極的にする男性のことを「イクメン」と言います。かっこいい男性を意味する言葉「イケメン」の語呂合わせです。最近は育児を手助けするおじいさんも増えています。こちらは「イクジイ」と呼ばれます。「ジイ」は「おじいさん」の「じい」から来ています。

自分の翻訳:
Men who do are active in childrearing are called ‘Ikumen’. It is a play on the world ‘Ikemen’ which has the meaning of a cool, handsome guy. Recently, grandfathers who are a help in childrearing are also increasing. They are called ‘Ikujii’. ‘Jii’ comes from the ‘jii’ of ‘ojiisan’.

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