五十歩百歩

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
じっ
Grade: 1
ほ > ぽ
Grade: 2
ひゃく > ひゃっ
Grade: 1
ほ > ぽ
Grade: 2
on’yomi
Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
じゅう‎ > じゅっ
Grade: 1
ほ > ぽ
Grade: 2
ひゃく > ひゃっ
Grade: 1
ほ > ぽ
Grade: 2
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Chinese 五十步笑百步 (wǔshí bù xiào bǎibù, literally fifty steps laugh a hundred steps).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Tokyo) じっぽひゃっぽ [gòjíppó hyáꜜppò] (Nakadaka – [5])
  • (Tokyo) じゅっぽひゃっぽ [gòjúppó hyáꜜppò] (Nakadaka – [5])
  • IPA(key): [ɡo̞ʑip̚po̞ ça̠p̚po̞]
  • IPA(key): [ɡo̞ʑɨᵝp̚po̞ ça̠p̚po̞]

Idiom[edit]

五十歩百歩 (hiragana ごじっぽひゃっぽ, rōmaji gojippo hyappo, alternative reading ごじゅっぽひゃっぽ, rōmaji gojuppo hyappo)

  1. six of one, half a dozen of the other (very little difference between two things)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Though gojippo hyappo is the standard reading, gojuppo hyappo is commonly used as well.