一石二鳥

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
いち
Grade: 1
せき
Grade: 1

Grade: 1
ちょう
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

一石二鳥 (hiragana いっせきにちょう, romaji issekinichō)

  1. kill two birds with one stone; do one task and finish two or more goals; (literally, one stone two birds)

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 一石二鸟
trad.

Etymology[edit]

Literally: one stone, two birds

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin yīshí'èrniǎo [Phonetic: shí'èrniǎo]
Zhuyin ㄧ ㄕˊ ㄦˋ ㄋㄧㄠˇ
IPA (key) /i⁵⁵⁻⁵¹ ʂʐ̩³⁵ ˀɤɻ⁵¹ ni̯ɑʊ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

Idiom[edit]

一石二鳥 (traditional, Pinyin yī shí èr niǎo, simplified 一石二鸟)

  1. kill two birds with one stone; do one task and finish two or more goals; (literally, one stone two birds)

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