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角を矯めて牛を殺す
Readings
つのをためてうしをころす
tsunowotameteushiwokorosu
English
Expression
Godan verb with 'su' ending
Idiomatic expression
to throw the baby out with the bath water, to strain at a gnat and swallow a camel, to obsess over insignificant details and miss the larger point, to straighten the horns and kill the cow

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Conjugated forms
Present, Future 角を矯めて牛を殺す, 角を矯めて牛を殺します
[does], will [do]
角を矯めて牛を殺さない, 角を矯めて牛を殺しません
doesn't [do], will not [do]
Past 角を矯めて牛を殺した, 角を矯めて牛を殺しました
[did]
角を矯めて牛を殺さなかった, 角を矯めて牛を殺しませんでした
didn't [do]
Te-form, Continuative 角を矯めて牛を殺して, 角を矯めて牛を殺しまして 角を矯めて牛を殺さないで, 角を矯めて牛を殺しませんで 角を矯めて牛を殺さなくて
Kanjis
ON: カク KUN: かど, つの
angle, corner, square, horn, antlers

Stroke: 7 Grade: 2 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 2-2-5 FC: 2722.2


ON: キョウ KUN: た.める
rectify, straighten, correct, reform, cure, control, pretend, falsify

Stroke: 17 JLPT: N1 SKIP: 1-5-12 FC: 8242.2


ON: ギュウ KUN: うし
cow

Stroke: 4 Grade: 2 JLPT: N3 SKIP: 4-4-3 FC: 2500.0


ON: サツ, サイ, セツ KUN: ころ.す, -ごろ.し, そ.ぐ
kill, murder, butcher, slice off, split, diminish, reduce, spoil

Stroke: 10 Grade: 4 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 1-6-4 FC: 4794.4