June 7, 2018
The Japanese Page Word of The Day - To Cross Each Other

Advanced Word of the Day – 食い違う [to cross each others]

The Japanese Page Word of The Day - To Cross Each Other

Word of the Day: June 07, 2018


verb | くいちがう

MEANING: to cross each other; to clash; to differ



At the meeting, the company president and managing director didn’t see eye to eye.

Literally, this means “to eat differently”; this could be referring to the “teeth” or cogs not lining up well in a gearbox.


会議 【かいぎ】 meeting
社長 【しゃちょう】 (company) president
と and
専務 【せんむ】 managing director
意見 【いけん】 opinion; point of view

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