試金石

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Chinese[edit]

 
to test; to try; experiment; examination; test
metal; money; gold rock; stone; 10 pecks
trad. (試金石)
simp. (试金石)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

試金石

  1. a touchstone
  2. (idiomatic) an acid test

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
きん
Grade: 1
せき
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

試金石 ‎(hiragana しきんせき, romaji shikinseki)

  1. touchstone
  2. test case, a test
    • 1913, 阿部次郎, 三太郎の日記 第一:
       (よう)するに貧乏人 (びんぼうにん)創造 (そうぞう)金持 (かねもち)よりも (きび)しい試金石 (しきんせき)にかけられてゐる。
      yōsuru ni binbōnin no sōzō wa kanemochi yori mo kibishii shikinseki ni kakeraretewiru.
      In a word, the poor man endures a harsher test through his creation than a rich man.