Japanese Dictionary

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岡目八目, 傍目八目

Kana Reading
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
    bystander's vantage point; outsider's better grasp of the situation
    Example sentence
    傍目八目いう言葉あるように一度協会から離れて日本サッカーみて頂きたい Like the saying that things are seen clearest from outside I wish he'd leave the association for a time and take a look at Japanese soccer.
  • Parts of speech
    Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
    onlookers see more of the game than the players do; lit: people watching a game of Go see 8 moves further ahead
    Example sentence
    女が惚れてるのは岡目八目疑いないところよ。 As a disinterested third-party I can declare that she secretly loves him.

Examples of 岡目八目, 傍目八目, おかめはちもく in a sentence

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