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Ita ni Tsuku

  • Today I will talk about the Japanese idiom “ita ni tsuku.”


    “Ita ni tsuku” means that someone’s attitude or behavior becomes to be suitable for his/her occupation or status.

    Where “ita” means “a boarded stage”, and “tsuku” means “to fit perfectly”.
    (Normally, “ita” means just “a board”.)

    Since acting of experienced actors is match up precisely with the stage, such actors have been said “ita ni tsuiteiru” (you’re fitting the boarded stage).

    This phrase “ita ni tsuku” became to have the above meaning, moreover it became to express that clothes fit someone well.

    By the way, as a result of searching for the English translation of it, an expression “to become natural to one” was found.

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