Japanese Word Entry

微に入り細を穿つ
Kana:びにいりさいをうがつ
Definition: to go into the minutest details
Alternative form: 微に入り細をうがつ

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Chinese characters used in this word

delicate, minuteness, insignificance, small, prefix micro-, trifling
Readings
Mandarin: ㄨㄟ (wēi), ㄨㄟˊ (wéi)
Cantonese: mei4
Japanese: ビ / かす.か、 ない
Korean:
Vietnamese: vi

enter, insert, come in(to), join
Readings
Mandarin: ㄖㄨˋ (rù)
Cantonese: jap6
Japanese: ニュウ、 ジュ、 ジュウ / い.る、 -い.る、 -い.り、 い.れる、 -い.れ、 はい.る
Korean:
Vietnamese: nhập

dainty, get thin, taper, slender, narrow, detailed, precise, fine, tiny, thin
Readings
Mandarin: ㄒㄧˋ (xì)
Cantonese: sai3
Japanese: サイ、 セイ / ほそ.い、 ほそ.る、 こま.か、 こま.かい、 くわしい
Korean:
Vietnamese: tế, tới
Variants
Simplified Chinese form:

穿 put on (to the feet), dig, pierce, drill, penetrate, wear
Readings
Mandarin: ㄔㄨㄢ (chuān), ㄔㄨㄢˋ (chuàn), ㄩㄢ (yuān)
Cantonese: cyun1
Japanese: セン / うが.つ、 は.く
Korean:
Vietnamese: xuyên