左鮃右鰈

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ひだり
Grade: 1
ひらめ
Hyōgaiji
みぎ
Grade: 1
かれい
Hyōgaiji
kun’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Literally, "left [is] olive flounder, right [is] righteye flounder."

IdiomEdit

左鮃右鰈(ひだりひらめみぎかれい) (hidari hirame migi karei

  1. The way to distinguish an olive flounder from a righteye flounder. (ひらめ) (hirame, olive flounder) can be distinguished from (かれい) (karei, righteye flounder) by noting that the eyes of the former are on the left and the eyes of the latter are on the right.