朝飯前

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
あさ
Grade: 2
めし
Grade: 4
まえ
Grade: 2

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 朝飯 (asameshi, breakfast) +‎ (mae, before, ahead of). Literally meaning "before breakfast".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a̠sa̠ me̞ɕi ma̠e̞/

Noun[edit]

朝飯前 (hiragana あさめしまえ, romaji asameshimae)

  1. (idiomatic) A piece of cake; an extremely simple thing, something trivial, a cinch, easy as pie.
    そう、問題 (もんだい)ないよ、こんなの朝飯前 (あさめしまえ)だ。
    sō, mondai nai yo, konna no asameshimae da.
    Sure, no problem, it'll be a piece of cake.

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