The Japanese language is filled with idioms of all sorts, from classical references from ancient Chinese to modern colloquialisms used by college students and young salaryman. Whether you are traveling to Japan for fun or on business, or are living there, you'll find idioms indispensible to understanding and using the daily language. Browse below to find the ones you want or simply explore the many possible ways to express yourself in Japanese.
[つかいみち, tsukai-michi] use; useful
[つっこんだ, tsukkonda] sharp, thorough, penetrating
[つまはじきもの, tsuma hajiki no] reject; refugee
[つめでひろってみでこぼす, tsume de hirotte mi de kobosu] little gain at great cost
[つめにともしびをともす, tsume ni tomoshibi o tomosu] lead a stingy life
[つめのあかほどない, tsume no aka hodo nai] have nothing dishonest in one’s conduct or behavior
[つめのあかをせんじてのむ, tsume no aka o senjite nomu] I am unworthy