Ateji (当て字 – Phonetic Equivalent) Part 2

Ateji Part 2 当て字 Part 2 Yesterday, I introduced two meanings of ateji (当て字). 昨日は「当て字」が持つ二つの意味を紹介しました。 I would like to show

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Yōshi Tanrei‘ and ‘Bimoku Shūrei‘ (「容姿端麗」と「眉目秀麗」 – “Beautiful Features”)

‘Yōshi Tanrei‘ and ‘Bimoku Shūrei‘ 「容姿端麗」と「眉目秀麗」 Yesterday, I introduced you to the four-character idom ‘saishoku kenbi‘ (才色兼備), which means to

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Okame Hachimoku (岡目八目 – Bystander’s Vantage)

Okame Hachimoku 岡目八目 Generally, it is considered that third parties can judge things more correctly than the parties involved. 一般的に、当事者よりも第三者のほうが、物事を正しく判断できると考えられます。

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