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門前の小僧
Readings
もんぜんのこぞう
monzennokozou
English
Expression
See also: 門前の小僧習わぬ経を読む・もんぜんのこぞうならわぬきょうをよむ
Proverb
Abbreviation
you learn, without realising it, from what is around you, a shop-boy near the temple gate (will recite sutras untaught)

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Kanjis
ON: モン KUN: かど, と
gate, counter for cannons

Stroke: 8 Grade: 2 JLPT: N3 SKIP: 1-4-4 FC: 7777.7


ON: ゼン KUN: まえ, -まえ
in front, before

Stroke: 9 Grade: 2 JLPT: N4 SKIP: 2-3-6 FC: 8022.2


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: ソウ
Buddhist priest, monk

Stroke: 13 JLPT: N1 SKIP: 1-2-11 FC: 2826.6