切磋琢磨

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Chinese[edit]

to cut and polish to carve and polish
simp. and trad.
(切磋琢磨)
切磋 琢磨

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

切磋琢磨

  1. to learn by exchanging ideas and experiences; friendly competition; improvement by learning from others

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
せつ > せっ
Grade: 2

Hyōgaiji
たく
Jinmeiyō

Grade: S
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 切磋琢磨.

Noun[edit]

切磋琢磨 ‎(hiragana せっさたくま, romaji sessatakuma)

  1. applying oneself and studying hard to cultivate oneself
  2. Friendly competition, improving oneself by learning from others.

Verb[edit]

切磋琢磨する ‎(hiragana せっさたくまする, romaji sessatakuma suru)

  1. apply oneself and study hard to improve oneself
  2. Try to improve by learning from others, apply oneself to closely to someone.

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