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ChineseEdit

to cut and polish to carve and polish
simp. and trad.
(切磋琢磨)
切磋 琢磨

PronunciationEdit


IdiomEdit

切磋琢磨

  1. to learn by exchanging ideas and experiences; friendly competition; improvement by learning from others

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
せつ > せっ
Grade: 2

Hyōgaiji
たく
Jinmeiyō

Grade: S
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese 切磋琢磨.

NounEdit

切磋琢磨 ‎(hiragana せっさたくま, romaji sessatakuma)

  1. applying oneself and studying hard to cultivate oneself
  2. Friendly competition, improving oneself by learning from others.

VerbEdit

切磋琢磨する ‎(hiragana せっさたくまする, romaji sessatakuma suru)

  1. apply oneself and study hard to improve oneself
  2. Try to improve by learning from others, apply oneself to closely to someone.

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