手を切る

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1

Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From ‎(te, hand) + ‎(o, particle marking the direct object) + 切る ‎(kiru, to cut).[1] Literally meaning “to cut hands”.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

手を切る ‎(godan conjugation, hiragana てをきる, romaji te o kiru)

  1. (idiomatic) to cut off a relationship, to break up with someone, to be through with someone
     (わたし)はあの (おとこ)とは () ()った
    Watashi wa ano otoko to wa te o kitta.
    I am through with him. / I broke up with him.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan