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Vocabulary Lists Four-Character Japanese Idiom: Yojijukugo 2
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Four-Character Japanese Idiom: Yojijukugo 2

四つの漢字で表す熟語 : 四字熟語 2
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depending on others for everything
他力本願 他力本願 (n)
たりきほんがん
tariki hongan
depending on others for everything
incoherent
支離滅裂 支離滅裂 (na-adj)
しりめつれつ
shirimetsuretsu
incoherent
be self-sufficient
自給自足 自給自足
じきゅうじそく
jikyūjisoku
be self-sufficient
full of ups and downs
波瀾万丈 波瀾万丈
はらんばんじょう
haranbanjō
full of ups and downs
extraordinary natural phenomena
天変地異 天変地異
てんぺんちい
tenpenchii
extraordinary natural phenomena
victory goes to the swiftest
先手必勝 先手必勝
せんてひっしょう
sentehisshõ
victory goes to the swiftest
the first and probably the last thing in history
空前絶後 空前絶後
くうぜんぜつご
kūzenzetsugo
the first and probably the last thing in history
be covered with cuts and bruises
満身創痍 満身創痍
まんしんそうい
manshinsōi
be covered with cuts and bruises
be anachronistic
時代錯誤 時代錯誤
じだいさくご
jidaisakugo
be anachronistic
sort something out
取捨選択 取捨選択
しゅしゃせんたく
shushasentaku
sort something out
be beautiful and accomplished
才色兼備 才色兼備
さいしょくけんび
saishokukenbi
be beautiful and accomplished
lose oneself in something
無我夢中 無我夢中
むがむちゅう
mugamuchū
lose oneself in something
one step forward, two steps back
一進一退 一進一退
いっしんいったい
isshin'ittai
one step forward, two steps back
be weak and vacillating
優柔不断 優柔不断
ゆうじゅうふだん
yujūfudan
be weak and vacillating
be an old veteran
百戦錬磨 百戦錬磨
ひゃくせんれんま
hyakusenrenma
be an old veteran
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Wednesday at 12:02 pm
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August 14th, 2015 at 7:03 pm
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Hi Kristina Ingham,

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August 4th, 2015 at 3:32 pm
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ブルースさん、
こんにちは。
How about these below?
空前絶後の偉業である
It is the first and last undertaking of such magnitude.
今回のような多数の参加は空前絶後とみてよい.
There never was and never will be such a large attendance as this.
欧州戦乱は空前絶後の大戦争であった
The European War was the greatest the world ever has seen or ever will see.
そのサイズは縦22メートル・横12メートルあったとされ、当時としては空前絶後の巨大さと防御力を持っていた。
It is said that the size of the warships were 22 meters long and 12meters wide and it had incredible hugeness and defense power for that time.
Yuki 由紀
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TeaOugh
August 3rd, 2015 at 7:49 am
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“be beautiful and accomplished” doesn’t have a little speaker for the pronounciation

July 30th, 2015 at 7:29 am
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Any examples of use in a sentence? I’m sure I wouldn’t know when or how to use 空前絶後.

Kristina Ingham
July 30th, 2015 at 7:05 am
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才色兼備 has wrong audio file