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朱に交われば赤くなる
Readings
しゅにまじわればあかくなる
shunimajiwarebaakakunaru
Meanings
Expression
Idiomatic expression
he who touches pitch shall be defiled therewith, one rotten apple spoils the barrel

Kanji
ON: シュKUN: あけ
vermilion, cinnabar, scarlet, red, bloody

ON: コウKUN: まじ.わる, かわ.す, か.わす, -か.う, ま.ぜる, ま.ざる, まじ.る, ま.じる, まじ.える, こもごも
mingle, mixing, association, coming & going

ON: セキ, シャクKUN: あか, あか-, あか.い, あか.らむ, あか.らめる
red

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The words and kanji on this web site come from the amazing dictionary files JMDict, EDICT and KANJIDIC. These files are the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, and are used in conformance with the Group's licence. The example sentences come from the projects Tatoeba and Tanaka Corpus. Kanji search by radicals is based on the Kradfile2 and Kradfile-u files containing radical decomposition of 13108 Japanese characters. Many thanks to all the people involved in those projects!