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舌を巻く
Readings
したをまく
shitawomaku
English
Expression
Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Idiomatic expression
to be astonished, to be amazed, to be astounded, to be deeply impressed

Conjugated forms
Present, Future 舌を巻く, 舌を巻きます
[does], will [do]
舌を巻かない, 舌を巻きません
doesn't [do], will not [do]
Past 舌を巻いた, 舌を巻きました
[did]
舌を巻かなかった, 舌を巻きませんでした
didn't [do]
Te-form, Continuative 舌を巻いて, 舌を巻きまして 舌を巻かないで, 舌を巻きませんで 舌を巻かなくて
Kanjis
ON: ゼツ KUN: した
tongue, reed, clapper

Stroke: 6 Grade: 5 JLPT: N1 SKIP: 2-3-3 FC: 2060.0


ON: カン, ケン KUN: ま.く, まき, ま.き
scroll, volume, book, part, roll up, wind up, tie, coil, counter for texts (or book scrolls)

Stroke: 9 Grade: 6 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 2-6-3 FC: 9071.1


Phrases
私達は彼の大胆な企てに舌を巻いた。
Parts: 私たち (わたしたち) (かれ) 大胆 (だいたん) 企て (くわだて) 舌を巻く (したをまく)
We marveled at his bold attempt.

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