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枝葉末節
Readings
しようまっせつ
shiyoumassetsu
Meanings
Noun (futsuumeishi)
unimportant details, inessentialsunwichtige Details

Kanji
ON: KUN: えだ
bough, branch, twig, limb, counter for branches

ON: ヨウKUN:
leaf, plane, lobe, needle, blade, spear, counter for flat things, fragment, piece

ON: マツ, バツKUN: すえ
end, close, tip, powder, posterity

ON: セツ, セチKUN: ふし, -ぶし, のっと
node, tune, knot, knob, knuckle, joint, honor, stanza, clause, verse, occasion, period, season, melody

Example sentences
枝葉末節の議論はもうそろそろ止めにして、本筋の話に移りませんか。Parts: 枝葉末節 (しようまっせつ), 議論 (ぎろん), もう, そろそろ (そろっと), 止める (やめる), 本筋 (ほんすじ), (はなし), 移る (うつる)Why don't we stop arguing over these piddling matters and get to the issues at hand?

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