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ことはない, 事はない, ことは無い, 事は無い
Expression, Usually in kana
1. there is no need to ...
2. never happens, there is never a time when
事始め, こと始め, ことはじめ
1. taking up a new line of work, the beginning of things
2. starting the preparations for New Year's festivities (December 8 in Tokyo, December 13 in Kyoto)
See 仕事始め
3. resuming work after the New Year's vacation
ということはない, と言うことはない
Expression, Usually in kana
it is not possible (to, that), there is no such thing as
ということは, と言うことは, と言う事は
Expression, Adverb, Usually in kana
that is to say, so that means
何のことはない, 何の事はない, 何のことは無い, 何の事は無い, なんのことはない
trivial, not amounting to much, not enough to cause a problem, not as much as expected
ほどのことはない, ほどの事はない, ほどのことは無い, 程のことはない
Expression, Usually in kana
not worth (getting angry about, etc.)
だけのことはある, だけの事はある
Expression, Usually in kana
not ... for nothing, not ... with nothing to show for it, worthwhile
どうってことはない, どうって事はない, どうってことは無い, どうって事は無い
Expression, Usually in kana, Colloquialism
nothing special, no big deal, doesn't matter, nothing to worry about
に越したことはない, に超したことはない, にこしたことはない
it's best to, it's safest to, there's nothing better than
悪いことは言わない, 悪い事は言わない, 悪いことはいわない, 悪い事はいわない, わるいことはいわない
I'm telling you this for your own good, here's some friendly advice
どうということはない, どうという事はない
Expression, See どうということもない, Usually in kana
nothing special, no big deal, doesn't matter
先のことは分からない, さきのことはわからない
Expression, Proverb
one never knows (what will happen), there's no telling (what the future holds)
二度あることは三度ある, 二度ある事は三度ある, にどあることはさんどある
Expression, Proverb
what happens twice will happen thrice
用心に越したことはない, 用心に越した事は無い, ようじんにこしたことはない
Expression, Proverb
you can never be too careful
悪い事は出来ぬもの, わるいことはできぬもの
Expression, Proverb, Archaism
murder will out
かたいことは言いっこなし, 硬いことは言いっこなし, 固いことは言いっこなし, かたいことはいいっこなし
let's put formalities aside, let's not speak so stiffly
出すことは舌を出すも嫌い, 出す事は舌を出すも嫌い, だすことはしたをだすもきらい
Expression, Obscure term, Proverb
being exceptionally stingy
用心するに越したことはない, 用心するにこしたことはない, ようじんするにこしたことはない
Expression, Proverb
better safe than sorry, one should err on the side of caution
言葉, 詞, 辞, ことば, けとば
See 言語
1. language, dialect
See 単語
2. word, words, phrase, term, expression, remark
3. speech, (manner of) speaking
4. learning to speak, language acquisition
言葉遣い, 言葉使い, 言葉づかい, ことばづかい
Takes suru
speech, expression, wording, language
言葉少な, ことばずくな, ことばすくな, ことばずけな
laconic, of few words, reticent, quiet
詞書き, 言葉書き, 詞書, ことばがき
foreword to a collection of poems, preface, explanatory notes, captions
言葉付き, 言葉つき, ことばつき
speech, expression, wording, language
言葉尻, 言葉じり, 言葉後, ことばじり
1. word ending, way of ending one's words
See 言葉尻を捉える
2. slip of the tongue, verbal mistake
言葉質, ことばじち
a promise or pledge
言葉狩り, ことばがり
word-hunting, search for and censorship of politically incorrect words
言葉数, ことばかず
1. number of words
2. vocality
言葉責め, ことばぜめ
Takes suru
verbal abuse
言葉のあや, 言葉の綾, ことばのあや
figure of speech
言葉の壁, ことばのかべ
language barrier
言葉を継ぐ, ことばをつぐ
Expression, Godan verb
to continue (to say)
言葉通り, 言葉どおり, ことばどおり
May take 'no'
exactly as stated, verbatim
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