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とんぼ返り
トンボ返り
蜻蛉返り
トンボ帰り
Irregular kanji
とんぼ帰り
Irregular kanji
Readings

tonbogaeri

Reading restricted to とんぼ返り
Reading restricted to 蜻蛉返り
Reading restricted to とんぼ帰り
トンボがえり
tonbogaeri

Reading restricted to トンボ返り
Reading restricted to トンボ帰り
English
Noun (futsuumeishi)
Takes the aux. verb suru
somersault

Noun (futsuumeishi)
Takes the aux. verb suru
returning from a destination right after arriving there, non-stop round trip, round trip without an overnight stop

Noun (futsuumeishi)
Takes the aux. verb suru
abrupt change of direction

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Kanjis
ON: ヘン KUN: かえ.す, -かえ.す, かえ.る, -かえ.る
return, answer, fade, repay

Stroke: 7 Grade: 3 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 3-3-4 FC: 3130.0


ON: セイ
dragonfly

Stroke: 14 SKIP: 1-6-8 FC: 5512.2


ON: レイ
dragonfly, moon moth

Stroke: 11 SKIP: 1-6-5 FC: 5813.3


ON: KUN: かえ.る, かえ.す, おく.る, とつ.ぐ
homecoming, arrive at, lead to, result in

Stroke: 10 Grade: 2 JLPT: N3 SKIP: 1-2-8 FC: 2702.2


Phrases
彼はトンボ返りをした。
Parts: (かれ) とんぼ返り (とんぼがえり)
He turned a somersault.

仙台へ行ってとんぼ返りで戻ってきました。
Parts: 行く (いく) とんぼ返り (とんぼがえり) 戻って来る (もどってくる)
I went to Sendai and back without resting.
I went to Sendai and hurried right back.
I went to Sendai and came right back without staying there overnight.