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足元を見る
足下を見る
足もとを見る
Readings
あしもとをみる
ashimotowomiru
English
Expression
Ichidan verb
Idiomatic expression
from palanquin bearers gauging how weary a traveler's feet are, and raising the price accordingly
to take advantage (e.g. of a weak situation), to size up (e.g. customer when setting a high price)

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Conjugated forms
Present, Future 足元を見る, 足元を見ます
[does], will [do]
足元を見ない, 足元を見ません
doesn't [do], will not [do]
Past 足元を見た, 足元を見ました
[did]
足元を見なかった, 足元を見ませんでした
didn't [do]
Te-form, Continuative 足元を見て, 足元を見まして 足元を見ないで, 足元を見ませんで 足元を見なくて
Kanjis
ON: ソク KUN: あし, た.りる, た.る, た.す
leg, foot, be sufficient, counter for pairs of footwear

Stroke: 7 Grade: 1 JLPT: N4 SKIP: 2-3-4 FC: 6080.0


ON: ゲン, ガン KUN: もと
beginning, former time, origin

Stroke: 4 Grade: 2 JLPT: N3 SKIP: 2-1-3 FC: 1021.1


ON: ケン KUN: み.る, み.える, み.せる
see, hopes, chances, idea, opinion, look at, visible

Stroke: 7 Grade: 1 JLPT: N4 SKIP: 2-5-2 FC: 6021.1


ON: カ, ゲ KUN: した, しも, もと, さ.げる, さ.がる, くだ.る, くだ.り, くだ.す, -くだ.す, くだ.さる, お.ろす, お.りる
below, down, descend, give, low, inferior

Stroke: 3 Grade: 1 JLPT: N4 SKIP: 4-3-1 FC: 1023.3


Phrases
人に足下を見られるなよ。
Parts: (ひと) 足元を見る (あしもとをみる)
Don't let anyone take advantage of you.