Japanese Dictionary

Meaning of 自転車操業(じてんしゃそうぎょう) in Japanese

自転車操業
Kana Reading
じてんしゃそうぎょう
Romaji
jitenshasōgyō
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
    Meaning
    barely keeping a business going (analogy that a bicycle falls over when its wheels cease rotating)


Kanji in this word

JLPT 2

16 strokes

maneuver, manipulate, operate, steer, chastity, virginity, fidelity

On'Yomi: ソウ, サン

Kun'Yomi: みさお, あやつ.る

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JLPT 5

7 strokes

car

On'Yomi: シャ

Kun'Yomi: くるま

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JLPT 4

11 strokes

revolve, turn around, change

On'Yomi: テン

Kun'Yomi: ころ.がる, ころ.げる, ころ.がす, ころ.ぶ, まろ.ぶ, うたた, うつ.る, くる.めく

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JLPT 4

13 strokes

business, vocation, arts, performance

On'Yomi: ギョウ, ゴウ

Kun'Yomi: わざ

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JLPT 4

6 strokes

oneself

On'Yomi: ジ, シ

Kun'Yomi: みずか.ら, おの.ずから, おの.ずと

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