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千丈の堤も蟻の一穴より
Readings
せんじょうのつつみもありのいっけつより
senjounotsutsumimoarinoikketsuyori
Meanings
Expression
Idiomatic expression
A little leak will sink a great ship

Kanji
ON: センKUN:
thousand

ON: ジョウKUN: たけ, だけ
length, that's all, only, all (one has), stature, height, Ms., Mr., measure, 10feet, merely

ON: テイKUN: つつみ
dike, bank, embankment

ON: KUN: あり
ant

ON: イチ, イツKUN: ひと-, ひと.つ
one, one radical (no.1)

ON: ケツKUN: あな
hole, aperture, slit, cave, den

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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!