Japanese Word Entry

どんぐりの背比べ
Kana:どんぐりのせいくらべ
Definition: having no outstanding characteristics, all seeming about the same, bragging competition concerning matters of little importance, pissing contest, height comparison among acorns
Alternative forms: ドングリの背比べ 、 團栗の背比べ 〔団栗の背比べ〕
Alternative Kana: ドングリのせいくらべ

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Chinese characters used in this word

stature, height, back, behind, disobey, defy, go back on, rebel, back side, betray
Readings
Mandarin: ㄅㄟˋ (bèi), ㄅㄟ (bēi)
Cantonese: bui3, bui6
Japanese: ハイ / せ、 せい、 そむ.く、 そむ.ける
Korean: 배, 패
Vietnamese: bối, bội
Variants
Semantic variant form:

compare, race, ratio, Philippines, to compare, liken, comparison, than
Readings
Mandarin: ㄅㄧˇ (bǐ), ㄅㄧˋ (bì), ㄆㄧˊ (pí), ㄆㄧˇ (pǐ)
Cantonese: bei2, bei6, pei4
Japanese: ヒ / くら.べる、 ならぶ、 ならべる
Korean:
Vietnamese: bỉ, bí, bì, tỉ

association, sphere, ball, circle, mass, lump
Readings
Mandarin: ㄊㄨㄢˊ (tuán), ㄔㄨㄢˊ (chuán)
Cantonese: tyun4
Japanese: ダン、 トン、 ドン / かたまり、 まる.い
Korean:
Vietnamese: đoàn
Variants
Simplified Chinese form:
Simplified Japanese form:
Semantic variant form:

chestnut, chestnut tree, chestnuts, surname
Readings
Mandarin: ㄌㄧˋ (lì), ㄌㄧㄝˋ (liè)
Cantonese: leot6
Japanese: リツ、 リ / くり、 おののく
Korean: 률, 율
Vietnamese: lật, niêu