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一人歩き
ひとり歩き
独り歩き
Readings

hitoriaruki
English
Noun (futsuumeishi)
Takes the aux. verb suru
Idiomatic expression
taking on a life of its own (of a rumour, etc.)

Noun (futsuumeishi)
Takes the aux. verb suru
walking by oneself, talking a walk by oneself

Noun (futsuumeishi)
Takes the aux. verb suru
walking unaided, being able to walk without help

Noun (futsuumeishi)
Takes the aux. verb suru
Idiomatic expression
standing on one's own feet, being independent, taking care of oneself

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

Stroke: 1 Grade: 1 JLPT: N4 SKIP: 4-1-4 FC: 1000.0


ON: ジン, ニン KUN: ひと, -り, -と
person

Stroke: 2 Grade: 1 JLPT: N4 SKIP: 4-2-4 FC: 8000.0


ON: ホ, ブ, フ KUN: ある.く, あゆ.む
walk, counter for steps

Stroke: 8 Grade: 2 JLPT: N3 SKIP: 2-4-4 FC: 2120.0


ON: ドク, トク KUN: ひと.り
single, alone, spontaneously, Germany

Stroke: 9 Grade: 5 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 1-3-6 FC: 4523.3


Phrases
こんな夜更けに女の子の一人歩きは危ない。
Parts: こんな 夜更け (よふけ) 女の子 (おんなのこ) 一人歩き (ひとりあるき) 危ない (あぶない)
It is not safe for a girl to go out by herself so late at night.
It isn't safe for a girl to go out by herself so late at night.
It's not safe for a girl to go out by herself this late at night.

発言の一部だけがマスコミに取り上げられて独り歩きした。
Parts: 発言 (はつげん) 一部 (いちぶ) (だけ) マスコミ 取り上げる (とりあげる) 一人歩き (ひとりあるき)
Just one part of what he said got picked up by the media and took on a life of its own.