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笛吹けども踊らず
Readings
ふえふけどもおどらず
fuefukedomoodorazu
Meanings
Expression
Idiomatic expression
We have piped unto you and ye have not danced

Kanji
ON: テキKUN: ふえ
flute, clarinet, pipe, whistle, bagpipe, piccolo

ON: スイKUN: ふ.く
blow, breathe, puff, emit, smoke

ON: ヨウKUN: おど.る
jump, dance, leap, skip

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