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小の虫を殺して大の虫を助ける
Readings
しょうのむしをころしてだいのむしをたすける
shounomushiwokoroshitedainomushiwotasukeru
English
Expression
Proverb
to sacrifice something small in order to save something great, to lose a leg to save one's life, to kill a small bug and help a large one

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Kanjis
ON: ショウ KUN: ちい.さい, こ-, お-, さ-
little, small

Stroke: 3 Grade: 1 JLPT: N4 SKIP: 1-1-2 FC: 9000.0


ON: チュウ, キ KUN: むし
insect, bug, temper

Stroke: 6 Grade: 1 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 4-6-3 FC: 5013.3


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


ON: ダイ, タイ KUN: おお-, おお.きい, -おお.いに
large, big

Stroke: 3 Grade: 1 JLPT: N4 SKIP: 4-3-4 FC: 4003.3


ON: ジョ KUN: たす.ける, たす.かる, す.ける, すけ
help, rescue, assist

Stroke: 7 Grade: 3 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 1-5-2 FC: 7412.2