Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level

とんぼ返り, 蜻蛉返り, トンボ返り

Kana Reading
とんぼがえり, トンボがえり
tonbogaeri, tonbogaeri
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi), noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru
    Example sentence
    仙台へ行ってとんぼ返り戻ってきました I went to Sendai and back without resting.
  • Parts of speech
    returning from a destination right after arriving there; non-stop round trip; round trip without an overnight stop
    Example sentence
    はトンボ返りした He turned a somersault.
  • Parts of speech
    abrupt change of direction

Examples of とんぼ返り, 蜻蛉返り, トンボ返り, とんぼがえり, トンボがえり in a sentence

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