noun, takes する

  1. lodger who pays nothing for room and board, freeloader, sponger.

Variations

Pronunciation Kanji Kana Is Common
居候 いそうろう

Contained Kanji Breakdown

reside, to be, exist
い.る キョ コ (5th, N3)
corpse, remains, flag radical (no. 44)
シ かたしろ (Kentei 1)
old
コ ふる.い ふゆ (2nd, N4)
ten
ジュウ ジッ か (1st, N5)
mouth
くち コウ ク (1st, N4)
climate, season, weather
コウ そうろう (4th, N3)
marquis, lord, daimyo
コウ (9th, N1)
human radical (no. 9)
yu
dart, arrow
や シ (2nd, N1)
person(人) variant
large, big
ダイ おお- た (1st, N5)
one, one radical (no.1)
イチ いっ ひと- (1st, N5)
person
ニン ひと ジン (1st, N5)
number one, line, rod radical (no. 2)
コン シ ジョ