万緑叢中紅一点

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ばん
Grade: 2
りょく
Grade: 3
そう
Jinmeiyō
ちゅう
Grade: 1
こう
Grade: 6
いち > いっ
Grade: 1
てん
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From a line in Ode to a Pomegranate Tree (咏石榴詩) by Wang Anshi: 万緑叢中紅一点、動人春色不須多.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /banryoku soːchuːkoː itteɴ/

Idiom[edit]

万緑叢中紅一点 (hiragana ばんりょくそうちゅうこういってん, romaji banryokusōchū kōitten)

  1. a beautiful single red flower that blooms within a field of trees and grass
  2. something unique that stands out among many other things
  3. a single woman among many men

See also[edit]