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腹を割る a heart-to-heart (talk); be frank; tell all [Japanese Idiom]

Japanese Idiom with Video:

腹を割る - a heart-to-heart (talk); be frank

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Body Idioms Part I
Body Idioms

鼻が高い to be proud
顔が広い to know many people

口が堅い tight-lipped; able to keep a secret

Japanese Idiom with Video:

口が堅い - tight-lipped; able to keep a secret; lips are sealed

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口を割る to spill the beans

Japanese Idiom with Video:

口を割る - to spill the beans; confess; tell all

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口が重い be slow to speak; tongue-tied

Japanese Idiom with Video:

口が重い - to be slow to speak; tongue-tied

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Seeing Things with 鏡 kagami

- Words using 鏡

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Japanese Idiom 足が棒になる My Dogs are Barking

Japanese Idiom with Video:

足が棒になる - to walk one's legs off; have very sore legs; my dogs are barking

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Japanese Idiom 朝飯前 child's play; cinch; no sweat; piece of cake

Japanese Idiom with Video:

朝飯前 - child's play; cinch; no sweat; piece of cake

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Japanese Idiom 穴があったら入りたい to be so ashamed, one wishes to crawl in a hole

Japanese Idiom with Video:

穴があったら入りたい - to be so ashamed, one wishes to crawl in a hole

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Japanese Idiom あけすけに言う say something frankly; openly; without reserve

Japanese Idiom with Video:

あけすけに言う - say something frankly; openly; without reserve

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Japanese Idiom 赤子の手をひねるよう taking candy from a baby

Japanese Idiom with Video:

赤子の手をひねるよう - something very easy; taking candy from a baby

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Japanese Idiom 味をしめる Develop a Taste For...

Japanese Idiom with Video:

味をしめる - develop a taste for...; to be encouraged by initial success

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Japanese Dialogues: At the Restaurant

Japanese Dialogues: At the Restaurant. Click Here.

Japanese Dialogues: Meeting and Greetings

Japanese Dialogues: Meetings and Greetings. Click Here.

あいづち responding during conversation

The origin of あいづち aizuchi [相槌] Click Here

揚げ足を取る to find fault with someone

Japanese Idiom with Video:

揚げ足を取る - to find fault with someone

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顎で人を使う To Use People (in an arrogant way) with One's Chin 顎で人を使う To Push Someone Around. Click for video.
本物 or 偽者? 本物 honmono (the real thing) and 偽物 nisemono (a fake) are opposites. But there is a third word: 偽者 nisemono - an imposter. Click here for More...
Body Idioms Part V

Body Idioms

手の内を明かす Opening up your heart (but with your hands)
胸をなでおろす Stroking one's chest in relief

Body Idioms Part IV
Body Idioms

耳にたこができる the 'umpteenth' time
足が棒になる My dogs are barkin'

Body Idioms Part III
Body Idioms

足を引っ張る Drag someone down
小耳に挟む Eavesdrop

Body Idioms Part II
Body Idioms

~を尻に敷く be henpecked
腕が鳴る to show one's skills With Video!

Chiyon's nihongo no tamatebako
Chiyon's Lessons
Toil is the Father of Fame
労働は名声の父と言われている。 roudou wa meisei no chichi to iwarete iru. Toil, as they say, is the father of fame.
Country Names, Languages, and People Country Names, Languages, and People in Japanese. Flash file with sound.
Japanese Online Word and Phrasebook with Audio beginner Japanese vocabulary
List of な-Adjectives A list of common beginner level -na adjectives with mouseover readings.
List of い-Adjectives Part 2 A list of common beginner level -i adjective vocabulary words grouped by the categories with mouseover readings.

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