問答無用

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
もん
Grade: 3
とう > どう
Grade: 2

Grade: 4
よう
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

問答 (mondō, "dialogue") + 無用 (muyō, "futility" or "uselessness")

Noun[edit]

問答無用 (hiragana もんどうむよう, romaji mondōmuyō)

  1. (there is) no use in arguing; dialogue is useless
    話せばわかる。— 問答無用
    はなせばわかる。— もんどうむよう!
    hanaseba wakaru. — mondōmuyō!
    You'll be convinced if you just listen to me. — No argument!

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