Tag: idioms

35 Where does "もしもし" (moshimoshi) for answering the telephone come from? 2011-06-27T01:47:54.197

28 How would one convey "get over it" in Japanese? 2011-07-15T06:50:57.247

21 What's bugging the Japanese language? 2012-01-11T09:13:29.940

17 Is アリ in そんなのアリかよ⁉︎ some type of slang? 2017-02-13T12:48:51.430

16 "Unsolvable problem" 2011-07-29T13:28:24.810

16 Japanese idiom equivalent to "take with a grain of salt" 2012-04-10T05:24:41.887

15 Why "社会の窓" (shakai no mado)? 2011-06-13T04:25:06.147

14 Which part of speech is the 「ぞ」 in 「神のみぞ知るセカイ」? 2011-06-01T01:28:44.457

14 What is the meaning and root of 意味くじピーマン? 2011-06-01T10:24:04.983

14 Comparing 気にする vs. 気になる 2011-11-25T05:49:04.700

13 Can I always use 色々な or do I have to use 色々の sometimes? 2011-11-08T07:37:42.547

12 When/why did 電話する replace 電話をかける? 2011-06-08T01:33:54.947

12 Etymology of 右に出る 2011-06-12T06:44:18.653

12 How is 空気を読む translated into English? 2013-09-12T03:20:13.143

11 Ways to end a phone conversation 2011-08-27T15:00:04.070

11 Japanese equivalent of the phrase "wrapped around your finger"? 2015-11-08T05:47:34.833

11 What is the image/feeling/concept behind 面白半分に◯◯する? 2016-02-17T12:53:27.773

11 Japanese idioms of improbability 2017-12-26T09:09:18.930

10 Saying 「おかわり」 when requesting second helping: what is being exchanged? 2011-08-11T03:07:44.223

10 What does ただいま actually mean? 2012-05-28T12:42:48.393

10 Translation of 「そんなことない」 2012-09-11T11:29:13.210

10 Meaning and usage of ~としたことが 2015-03-31T17:39:22.030

9 Do 気が付く{つく} and 気[付く]{づく} have the same meaning? 2011-11-29T21:40:20.420

9 Making sense out of Japanese proverbs 2011-12-13T17:26:20.457

9 Is there a Japanese phrase equivalent to the English phrase: "Guilty Pleasure"? 2013-08-17T17:53:45.000

9 Japanese idiom equivalent to "that ship has sailed" 2018-10-18T21:06:53.963

9 What does 今日という日 mean? 2018-12-26T07:42:21.820

8 Taking Class, Course, Lecture - Which verb is fit? 2011-10-10T05:48:12.800

8 What is the etymology of 赤の他人? 2011-12-24T20:52:38.137

8 Is there a figurative use to 春風? 2012-04-04T01:02:15.963

8 Does 換骨奪胎 have negative connotation? 2012-04-24T16:42:32.767

8 Meaning of ~と言われればそれまでだが、… 2014-11-29T04:57:42.210

8 What is ~やまさりけん and what part of sentence is it used as? 2015-12-02T22:44:06.350

8 How to understand 節がある? 2016-11-20T20:18:03.340

8 Equivalent of 【一人で】for a multi-person group unit 2017-05-18T18:38:31.257

8 Meaning of 足のつかない? 2017-12-13T03:21:01.877

8 What is the etymology of the phrase 隴を得て蜀を望む? 2019-12-09T10:52:37.483

7 What's the meaning of すます in 耳をすませば? 2011-07-31T02:03:03.063

7 How did the ざ in 様{ざま}みろ get the dakuten? 2011-09-20T09:49:05.417

7 What is the meaning of お気の毒に and how is it used? 2011-12-28T03:05:52.547

7 Is 立つ in 顔が立つ is always imperfective? If so why? 2015-11-12T10:50:36.053

7 "The eye (crust ?) laughs at the booger"? 2016-07-08T14:31:21.370

7 鶴の一声 -- Origin and context? 2019-02-04T05:12:36.057

7 What is the term for the English idiom of "with high stakes"? 2019-09-20T02:24:09.593

6 "Never say never" 2011-08-27T18:52:08.053

6 What does the idiom 体が余る mean? 2012-02-18T21:57:07.697

6 Understanding "よりを戻す" and "止めておこう" 2012-02-21T02:49:03.957

6 Questions on the Japanese equivalent of "window of opportunity" 2012-04-12T19:32:20.607

6 How to describe the inside of one's mind? 2012-09-14T04:07:01.973

6 How to say "all in all" 2014-06-12T07:16:50.163

6 meaning of ここに来て 2016-09-12T18:39:49.710

6 Meaning of かませるワンちゃん 2017-11-13T06:05:23.257

6 Is あわやと思った an idiom? What is the meaning of あわや? 2018-11-10T00:40:59.227

6 In what contexts can 旗色が悪い be used? 2020-02-10T16:27:23.997

5 What does あらいだす mean? 2011-11-08T08:20:37.413

5 Meaning/origin of 三寒四温【さんかんしおん】 2012-03-12T03:29:40.040

5 根も葉も火種も -- is it proverbial? 2012-07-10T17:24:52.060

5 The thin line? What is 線がうすい's meaning and etymology? 2012-09-10T04:00:39.447

5 Is ネコでも分かる・サルでも分かる idiomatic? 2013-05-22T10:21:15.170

5 Question on the idiom 頭が回転しない 2013-08-05T04:17:58.313

5 When to use 出て来る over 出る 2014-05-19T15:59:43.107

5 How do you say "after all", in the sense of reaffirming or justifying a previous statement? 2014-11-05T08:21:37.280

5 How would you use どうもこうもない? 2015-03-27T20:18:59.990

5 "over in the blink of an eye"? 2015-07-22T23:48:36.710

5 Is there a Japanese equivalent to the phrase, "when in Rome"? 2015-10-08T01:51:10.930

5 Is "背中に嫌な汗を掻いた" an idiomatic phrase? 2015-10-24T07:13:04.163

5 ~あらんことを: Slight Variations and Idiomatic Degree 2015-11-03T04:52:16.373

5 Hikaru no Go Manga - dialogue question 2016-01-30T21:02:12.147

5 魚心あれば水心あり: what does 心 do exactly? 2016-05-06T10:19:57.937

5 Takasugi Shinsaku's quote 2016-05-23T00:14:43.220

5 Do Japanese people tend to be vague even when talking about people their listeners know? 2016-06-18T09:00:39.817

5 "Once upon a time" is to "The End" as "昔々" is to "______"? 2016-10-27T05:34:59.043

5 How to say "I am confused"? 2017-04-21T00:57:13.603

5 What are the origins of the Japanese idiom ななころびやおき (nanakorobiyaoki)? 2017-05-25T23:19:11.283

5 Is 足りるだけ with a negative verb idiomatic? 2018-03-16T01:24:03.060

5 How to interpret "一日の楽しみ" 2018-09-11T21:18:15.883

5 「守りが甘い[上手]{うわて}」…どういう意味ですか? 2018-11-25T18:27:21.457

4 Is 東西二つ idiomatic? 2012-02-14T02:48:24.357

4 Is there an idiomatic meaning for 口の中? 2012-11-07T19:19:35.140

4 What does "だがたまには下も見るもんだぜ" mean? 2013-05-25T10:36:01.483

4 "Automatic Doors Don't Open For Him" 2014-05-18T06:18:47.687

4 Meaning of あさっての方向 "Asatte no houkou" 2014-10-22T10:55:14.823

4 ムダ足だった == useless leg? 2014-12-01T20:11:16.117

4 Meaning of タッグでやる 2015-01-13T05:41:21.903

4 Meaning of 家族ポイントを消費 2015-01-27T03:25:49.140

4 Does 児戯 have the same idiomatic value in Japanese as "child's play" does in English? 2015-04-02T19:03:46.783

4 "Something came up" in Japanese 2015-04-22T00:25:19.603

4 Can't understand this idiom, is this slang? 2016-05-21T22:48:27.340

4 Question about the sentence 私が手伝いましょう。 2016-12-29T11:40:39.017

4 Japanese idiom for don't let it get to your head? 2017-01-14T14:05:12.870

4 Knight in Shining Armor - Idioms 2017-02-14T16:09:32.587

4 What does it 「天分に生きる」actually mean? 2017-08-11T07:00:36.723

4 Is "悪い所を煮詰めたような" an idiom? If so what does it mean? 2017-08-29T21:30:36.133

4 一線を画する ambiguity 2018-10-09T01:57:26.737

4 What does 鴨が葱を背負って来る mean? 2019-09-10T01:03:57.167

4 Japanese term for “cookie cutter” 2020-01-24T20:15:22.743

3 Difference of 「なんとかなる」 vs. 「だいじょうぶ」 2011-09-20T02:19:16.077

3 What is a good idiom for 'not being invested'? 2014-04-04T22:07:07.623

3 Twitter idioms: Why do some Japanese have an "@" in the middle of their "names" (not usernames)? 2015-02-01T06:12:20.250