Iku Dō-on (異口同音 – Unanimously)

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    Iku Dō-on

    異口同音


    The four-character idiom iku dō-on (異口同音) means that many people say the same thing or have the same opinion.
    多くの人が口を揃えて同じことや意見を言うことを「異口同音」といいます。

    i (異) means “difference,” ku/kuchi (口) means “mouth,” (同) means “same,” and on (音) means “sound.”
    「異」は “difference”、「口」は “mouth”、「同」は “same”、「音」は “sound” を意味します。

    That is to say, iku dō-on literally means that many different mouths emit the same sound.
    すなわち「異口同音」は、文字どおり「異なる口から同じ音が発せられている」ということを表します。

    This idiom is usually used as an adverb with the case particle ni (に), such as iku dō-on ni (異口同音に).
    この四字熟語は格助詞「に」を伴って、副詞的に使われることが多いです。

    It can be translated into English as “unanimously” or “with one voice.”
    英語では “unanimously” や “with one voice” と訳されます。

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