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始めは処女の如く後は脱兎の如し
始めは処女のごとく後は脱兎のごとし
Readings
はじめはしょじょのごとくのちはだっとのごとし
hajimehashojonogotokunochihadattonogotoshi
English
Expression
Proverb
from Sun Tzu's Art of War
hide your true strength, and then later swiftly attack the unprepared enemy, first be like a (meek) virgin, later like a running hare

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Kanjis
ON: KUN: はじ.める, -はじ.める, はじ.まる
commence, begin

Stroke: 8 Grade: 3 JLPT: N3 SKIP: 1-3-5 FC: 4346.6


ON: ショ KUN: ところ, -こ, お.る
dispose, manage, deal with, sentence, condemn, act, behave, place

Stroke: 5 Grade: 6 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 3-3-2 FC: 2740.0


ON: ジョ, ニョ, ニョウ KUN: おんな, め
woman, female

Stroke: 3 Grade: 1 JLPT: N4 SKIP: 4-3-4 FC: 4040.0


ON: ジョ, ニョ KUN: ごと.し
likeness, like, such as, as if, better, best, equal

Stroke: 6 JLPT: N1 SKIP: 1-3-3 FC: 4640.0


ON: ゴ, コウ KUN: のち, うし.ろ, うしろ, あと, おく.れる
behind, back, later

Stroke: 9 Grade: 2 JLPT: N4 SKIP: 1-3-6 FC: 2224.4


ON: ダツ KUN: ぬ.ぐ, ぬ.げる
undress, removing, escape from, get rid of, be left out, take off

Stroke: 11 JLPT: N1 SKIP: 1-4-7 FC: 7821.1


ON: ト, ツ KUN: うさぎ
rabbit, hare

Stroke: 8 SKIP: 4-8-4 FC: 2051.1