杓子定規

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
しゃく
Hyōgaiji

Grade: 1
じょう
Grade: 3
き > ぎ
Grade: 5
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From 杓子(しゃくし) (shakushi, scoop) + 定規(じょうぎ) (jōgi, ruler).

Literally, "scoop ruler". Referring to attempting to use a curved scoop as a ruler.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Tokyo) しゃくしじょーぎ [shàkúshí jóꜜògì] (Nakadaka – [4])[1]
  • IPA(key): [ɕa̠kɯ̟ᵝɕi d͡ʑo̞ːɡʲi]

Adjective[edit]

(しゃく)()(じょう)() (shakushi jōgiしやくしぢやうぎ (syakusidyaugi)? -na (adnominal (しゃく)()(じょう)() (shakushi jōgi na), adverbial (しゃく)()(じょう)() (shakushi jōgi ni))

  1. inflexibly following a standard
    杓子定規(しゃくしじょうぎ)解釈(かいしゃく)する
    shakushijōgi ni kaishaku suru
    to interpret it to the letter

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

(しゃく)()(じょう)() (shakushi jōgiしやくしぢやうぎ (syakusidyaugi)?

  1. inflexibly following a standard

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN