Tag Archives: 下手

Je n’ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte

Pascal, not Twain 下手の長談義(Heta no nagadangi;“The long discourse of the unskilled”) Definition: A rambling talk or story characteristic of people who aren’t very good at clear and organized speaking. To drone on in a poorly-paced, unengaging way, especially in a … Continue reading

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But it takes good theory to be “okonai alpha”!

(I was updating the kotowaza index when I discovered that I had doubled my use of the saying 目から鼻へ抜ける, so this “extra” post is intended to make up for the gap. Please enjoy!) 理屈上手の行い下手 (Rikutsu jouzu no okonai beta; “Good … Continue reading

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(cf. every karaoke party ever)

This week’s saying stands in opposition to last week’s: 下手の横好き (Heta no yokozuki; “Enthusiastic but bad.”) Definition: Despite a complete and utter lack of skill, still being really into something. Fanatical about something but hopeless at it. Breakdown: 下手 (heta), … Continue reading

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