一を聞いて十を知る

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
いち
Grade: 1

Grade: 2
じゅう
Grade: 1

Grade: 2

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [it͡ɕi o̞ kʲiːte̞ d͡ʑɨᵝː o̞ ɕiɾɯ̟ᵝ]

Verb[edit]

(いち)()いて(じゅう)() (ichi o kiite jū o shirugodan (stem (いち)()いて(じゅう)() (ichi o kiite jū o shiri), past (いち)()いて(じゅう)()った (ichi o kiite jū o shitta))

  1. (idiomatic, proverb) be quick on the uptake, understand the whole situation from just a few clues