Archive for 'Idioms'

Japanese Idiom: Kill two birds with one Stone

Two birds on a wire

Photo by liquidnight on Flickr

There’s a few Japanese idioms that have a direct and well known translation in English. This is one of them :)

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Japanese Idiom: Having Hellish Ears


Photo by ukmari on Flickr

At first glance, today’s idiom is hard one to decipher. What exactly are hellish ears anyway? Enter…and all will be revealed.

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Japanese Idiom: Even a Dog Wont Eat


Photo by roboppy on Flickr

Today’s idiom expresses reaction to a suggestion or situation that seems highly unlikely. And for anyone who owns a dog you’ll know why.

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Japanese Idiom: To drop thunder

Angry Domo

Photo by Richard Elzey on Flickr

Our Japanese idiom this week is a fun one. If you’re looking to blow off some steam in Japanese try dropping some thunder! Read on for all the detail about this Japanese idiom.

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Japanese Idiom: As small as a cat’s forehead

Angry cat

Photo by Tomi Tapio on Flickr

As part of our new updating schedule we’re going to try to do major posts on Tuesdays and a minor post on Fridays. Fridays will be dedicated to news and interesting facts about Japan and the Japanese language. Today we’re going to look a fun Japanese idiom to describe a very small area.

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