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ChineseEdit

 
morning; to face; towards; facing; direct; a dynasty; the imperial court; (abbr.) Korea, esp. N. Korea
three
 
evening; dusk; sunset; (of time) late; closing
four
simp. and trad.
(朝三暮四)
Literally: “to say three in the morning but four in the evening”.

PronunciationEdit


IdiomEdit

朝三暮四

  1. to change something that is already settled upon; to blow hot and cold

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ちょう
Grade: 2
さん
Grade: 1

Grade: 6

Grade: 1
on’yomi

NounEdit

朝三暮四 (hiragana ちょうさんぼし, rōmaji chōsanboshi)

  1. a focus on cosmetic differences between two objects without realizing that they are substantively identical
  2. deceiving a person