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ありがた迷惑

Meaning

ありがた迷惑 ありがためいわく
adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi)
noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
  • unwelcome favor
  • unwelcome favour
  • mixed blessing
  • white elephant

Translations

  • mistaken kindness
  • too much of a good
  • unappreciated favor
  • unwanted favor
  • unwelcome favor

Kanji

Sentences

  • Japanese 病気見舞いはかえってありがた迷惑だ。
    English When one is sick, visitors can be rather annoying.
  • Japanese 度を超した親切はありがた迷惑である。
    English Kindness in excess is too much of a good thing.
  • Japanese こんな大きな贈り物はありがた迷惑だ。
    English Such a big gift is a white elephant to us.

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