Definition of 一を聞いて十を知る

いちをきいてじゅうをしるichiwokiitejuuwoshiru Inflection

expression / godan ~る verb:

  • to understand everything from only one part; to be perceptive; to be quick to understand; to be quick on the uptake - idiom

Example Sentences

一を聞いて十を知る一wokiite十woshirutoまでmadehaいかないikanaiまでもmademoもうちょっとmouchotto物分りmonowakarigaよくyokuなってnatteほしいhoshiiyo
A really perceptive person can figure out a whole situation with just a few clues. That's the kind of person I want you to become.
wo聞いてkiitewo知るshiru
One word is enough for a wise man.

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