切磋琢磨

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Hyōgaiji Jinmeiyō Grade: S

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 切磋琢磨.

Noun[edit]

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.

Verb[edit]

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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