色眼鏡

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
いろ
Grade: 2

Grade: 5
かね > がね
Grade: 4
Irregular

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (iro, color) +‎ 眼鏡 (megane, eyeglasses).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Irregular reading)

Noun[edit]

色眼鏡 (hiragana いろめがね, rōmaji iro megane)

  1. colored glasses
  2. (figuratively) a bias, a preconception that colors one's perception of something

Idioms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

This is similar to the English expression, to see or look through rose-colored glasses. However, the English expression implies a positive bias, whereas the Japanese expression is neutral: the bias could be positive, or negative, or neither.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

色眼鏡 (saegan-gyeong) (hangeul 색안경)

  1. Hanja form? of 색안경, “sunglasses, dark glasses”.