舌先三寸

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
した
Grade: 5
さき
Grade: 1
さん
Grade: 1
すん > ずん
Grade: 6

Etymology[edit]

舌先 +‎ 三寸. Literary translation of Chinese 三寸舌 (sāncùnshé, "an eloquent tongue") (> 三寸不爛之舌).

Noun[edit]

舌先三寸 (hiragana したさきさんずん, romaji shitasakisanzun)

  1. using lip service to trick someone
  2. such lip service