Friday, 25 January 2013

Japanese phrase of the day - Horse's mouth

Japanese phrase of the day

It must be the truth; I heard it straight from the horse's mouth.


  • 本人 【ほんにん】 (n,adj-no) the person himself; (P); ED
  • 聞く : 聞く(P);  【きく】 (v5k,vt) (1) to hear; (2) (usu. 聴く) to listen (e.g. to music); (3) (formal 聴く) to ask; to enquire; to query; (4) (聞く, 聴く only)to smell (esp. incense); to sample fragrance;
  • 事 :  【こと】 (n) (1) thing; matter; (2) incident; occurrence; event; something serious; trouble; crisis; (3) circumstances; situation; state of affairs;
  • 事実に from 事実 【じじつ】 (n-adv,n) fact; truth; reality;
  • 相違ない 【そういない】 (adj-i) without doubt; certain; sure;

straight from the horse's mouth 


  • 直接 【ちょくせつ】 (adj-na,n-adv,adj-no)  direct; immediate; personal; firsthand;
  • 本人 【ほんにん】 (n,adj-no) the person himself;
  • かなりの from かなり (adj-na,adv) considerably; fairly; quite;
  • 信用できる :  【しんようできる】 (adj-f,v1) ( believable; credible; trustworthy;
  • 一番 【いちばん】 (n-adv) (1) best; first; number one;
  • 確かな筋 【たしかなすじ】 (n) reliable source; 

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