雀の涙

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō Grade: S

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (すずめ, sparrow) +‎ (no, of) +‎ (namida, tears). Literally meaning "(as little as) tears of a sparrow".

Idiom[edit]

雀の涙 (hiragana すずめのなみだ, romaji suzume no namida)

  1. a tiny amount