紅一点

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 6 Grade: 1 Grade: 2

EtymologyEdit

From a line in Ode to a Pomegranate Tree (咏石榴詩) by Wang Anshi: 万緑叢中紅一点、動人春色不須多, which describes a single red flower blooming in the vast surrounding area.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

紅一点 (hiragana こういってん, romaji kōitten)

  1. something that stands out among many other things
  2. a single woman among many men

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 15 May 2010, at 13:35