Last modified on 14 April 2014, at 17:09

舌先三寸

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
した
Grade: 5
さき
Grade: 1
さん
Grade: 1
すん > ずん
Grade: 6

EtymologyEdit

舌先 +‎ 三寸. Literary translation of Chinese 三寸舌 (sāncùnshé, "an eloquent tongue") (> 三寸不爛之舌).

NounEdit

舌先三寸 (hiragana したさきさんずん, romaji shitasakisanzun)

  1. using lip service to trick someone
  2. such lip service