朽木糞牆

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See also: 朽木粪墙

Chinese[edit]

rotten tree; wood manure; dung wall
trad. (朽木糞牆)
simp. (朽木粪墙)
Literally: “rotten wood, faeces wall”.

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

朽木糞牆

  1. a person whose spirit is rotten cannot benefit from education
  2. an unsalvageable situation

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 1 Hyōgaiji Hyōgaiji

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 朽木糞牆

Idiom[edit]

朽木糞牆 (hiragana きゅうぼくふんしょう, rōmaji kyūbokufunshō)

  1. A piece of rotten wood cannot be turned into something beautiful. That is, a person whose spirit is rotten cannot benefit from education.

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