沈魚落雁

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Chinese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see 沉魚落雁.
(This term, 沈魚落雁, is a variant form of 沉魚落雁.)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ちん
Grade: S
ぎょ
Grade: 2
らく
Grade: 3
がん
Jinmeiyō
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 沈魚落雁 (MC ɖˠiɪm ŋɨʌ lɑk̚ ŋˠanH).

Idiom[edit]

沈魚落雁 (hiragana ちんぎょらくがん, rōmaji chingyorakugan)

  1. (idiomatic) Beauty truly can be stunning. Lit. Such was her beauty that, in a fluster, fish sank to the bottom of the sea and geese dropped from the sky.

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