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匙を投げる

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
さじ
Hyōgaiji
な(げる)
Grade: 3

EtymologyEdit

Phrase composed of (saji, spoon, more specifically, for administering medicine) + (o, object particle) + 投げる (nageru, to throw). An expression of defeat, throwing away the medicine spoon because the disease has proven too strong.[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

匙を投げる (ichidan conjugation, hiragana さじをなげる, romaji saji o nageru)

  1. literally, “to throw the spoon” → to throw in the towel, to give up, to quit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9