一石二鳥

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Chinese[edit]

 
one; 1; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
rock; stone; 10 pecks two; 2 bird
trad. (一石二鳥)
simp. (一石二鸟)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: one stone, two birds

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

一石二鳥

  1. kill two birds with one stone; do one task and finish two or more goals; (literally, one stone two birds)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
いつ > いっ
Grade: 1
せき
Grade: 1

Grade: 1
ちょう
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

A calque of the English expression, to kill two birds with one stone.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Tokyo) っせきにちょう [ìssékí níchóó] (Heiban - [0])[2]
  • (Tokyo) っせきにちょう [ìssékí níꜜchòò] (Nakadaka - [5])[2]
  • IPA(key): [isːe̞ki nit͡ɕʲo̞ː]

Noun[edit]

一石二鳥 ‎(hiragana いっせきにちょう, romaji isseki nichō)

  1. “one stone, two birds” → kill two birds with one stone: do one task and finish two or more goals

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-501211-0
  2. 2.0 2.1 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0