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華を去り実に就く, かをさりじつにつく
Expression, Godan verb, Idiomatic expression
to seek results, not show, to discard the flower for the fruit
中を取る, なかをとる
Expression, Godan verb
to work out a compromise
馬鹿を見る, バカを見る, ばかを見る, ばかをみる, バカをみる
Expression, Ichidan verb
to feel like an idiot, to make a fool of yourself
正直者が馬鹿を見る。
馬鹿を言う, ばかを言う, ばかをいう
Expression, Godan verb
to talk nonsense
坂を下りる, さかをおりる
Expression, Ichidan verb
to go downhill, to go down a slope
背中を出す, せなかをだす
Expression, Godan verb
to bare one's back
高を括る, 高をくくる, たかをくくる
Expression, Godan verb
to underrate, to make light of
塚を築く, つかをきずく
Expression, Godan verb
to pile up a mound
啖呵を切る, 啖呵をきる, たんかを切る, タンカを切る, たんかをきる, タンカをきる
Expression, Godan verb
to speak sharply (e.g. during a heated discussion or argument)
あいつが俺に向かって啖呵を切った。
喧嘩を売る, けんかを売る, けんかをうる
Expression, Godan verb
to pick a fight
一家を成す, いっかをなす
Expression, Godan verb
to establish a school of, to make a home of one's own
喧嘩を買う, けんかを買う, けんかをかう
Expression, Godan verb
to get into a fight, to take up the gauntlet, to accept a challenge
背中を押す, せなかをおす
Expression, Godan verb, Idiomatic expression
to push someone (towards), to encourage someone
背中を追う, せなかをおう
Godan verb, Expression
1. to walk behind someone
Idiomatic expression
2. to follow in someone's footsteps
結果を出す, けっかをだす
Expression, Godan verb
to achieve results, to be successful (in a venture, etc.)
原価を割って, げんかをわって
Expression
below cost
背中を流す, せなかをながす
Expression, Godan verb
to rinse one's back
進化を遂げる, しんかをとげる
Expression, Ichidan verb
to make progress, to develop, to evolve (method, style, etc.)
おべっかを使う, おべっかをつかう
Expression, Godan verb, See おべっか
to suck up to, to curry up to someone
国家を挙げて, 国家をあげて, こっかをあげて
Expression
as a nation, with the whole country
国家を挙げて貧困との闘いに取り組んでいる。
お腹を空かす, お腹をすかす, おなかをすかす
Expression, Godan verb, See お腹を空かせる
to feel hungry, to get hungry
彼は1日中何も食べてなく、おなかをすかしていた。
お腹を壊す, おなかを壊す, お腹をこわす, おなかをこわす
Expression, Godan verb
to get an upset stomach, to have diarrhea
背中を向ける, せなかをむける
Expression, Ichidan verb
1. to turn one's back on
2. to be uninterested in
一家を支える, いっかをささえる
Expression, Ichidan verb
to support one family
成果を収める, せいかをおさめる
Expression, Ichidan verb
to achieve success
許可を与える, きょかをあたえる
Expression, Ichidan verb
to grant permission, to give permission
お腹を空かせる, おなかをすかせる
Expression, Ichidan verb
to feel hungry, to get hungry
お腹を空かせたその男は、食物をむさぼり食った。
干戈を交える, かんかをまじえる
Expression, Ichidan verb, Archaism
to open hostilities, to be at war
干戈を動かす, かんかをうごかす
Expression, Godan verb, Obscure term
to open hostilities, to take up arms, to start a war
鳶が鷹を生む, とんびがたかをうむ, とびがたかをうむ
Expression, Godan verb, Idiomatic expression
to have a talented child despite being untalented oneself, for a kite to give birth to a hawk
参加を呼びかける, 参加を呼び掛ける, さんかをよびかける
Expression, Ichidan verb
to call for somebody's participation
十字架を背負う, じゅうじかをせおう
Expression, Godan verb, Idiomatic expression
to have a cross to bear, to carry a heavy burden
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!