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下手

Meaning

下手 したて
Word or expression in common usage
noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
  • humble position
  • inferior

Word or expression in common usage
noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
  • underarm grip on opponent's belt (sumo)
下手 したで
noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
  • humble position
  • inferior

noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
  • underarm grip on opponent's belt (sumo)
下手 しもて
noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
  • lower part
  • foot
  • lower direction

noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
  • left part of the stage (audience's or camera's POV)
  • stage right (actor's POV)
下手 へた
Word or expression in common usage
adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi)
noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
  • unskillful
  • poor
  • awkward

Word or expression in common usage
adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi)
noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
  • imprudent
  • untactful

Translations

  • inside grip《相撲》
  • stage right〔舞台上の役者から見て舞台の右側半分〕
  • weaker player《囲碁》

Kanji

    • onyomi
    • kunyomiしたしももとさ.げるさ.がるくだ.るくだ.りくだ.す-くだ.すくだ.さるお.ろすお.りる
    • meaningbelow; down; descend; give; low; inferior

Sentences

  • Japanese 私は料理をしますが、とんでもなく下手くそです。
    English I cook, but I'm really crap at it.
  • Japanese そこでベス下手より登場!
    English Now Beth enters, stage right!
  • Japanese 下手の横好きで撮影している写真を日記とともに紹介しています。
    English I'm introducing some pictures I took, dabbling in photography, along with my diary.
  • Japanese 下手に独自の方向性を出すと、攻撃されてしまうから、安全パイの報道しかしない。
    English They'll be attacked if they carelessly express an original viewpoint, so they only report on the safe options.
  • Japanese 下手に手を動かすと気付かれてしまうという強迫観念が俺を襲う。
    English I was assailed by the stupid, but unshakeable, idea that if I was imprudent enough to move my hand I'd be noticed.
  • Japanese そうですね。下手にでてばかりもなんだし。かつ、倫理的ですね。
    English That's right. It's written in an unassuming fashion, and it's an ethical standpoint as well.
  • Japanese 僕は水泳が下手やねん。
    English I'm not very good at swimming.
  • Japanese 彼女は話が下手です。
    English She is a bad speaker.
  • Japanese 彼女は料理が恐ろしく下手だ。
  • Japanese 彼女は料理が下手だ。
  • Japanese 彼女は運転が下手な事についての彼の言葉に腹を立てた。
    English She resented his remarks about her poor driving.
  • Japanese 彼女はテニスは上手いが、水泳は下手だ。
    English She's very good at tennis, but she's not much of a swimmer.
  • Japanese 彼女はかなりテニスが下手だ。
  • Japanese 彼は名前を覚えるのが下手だ。
    English He is weak on names.
  • Japanese 彼は聞き上手だが、話すのは下手だ。
    English He is a good listener but a poor speaker.
  • Japanese 彼は車の運転が下手だ。
    English He is bad at driving.
  • Japanese 彼は字が下手だ。
    English His handwriting is poor.
  • Japanese 彼は口下手で、お世辞にも要領がいいとは言えませんが、それだけかえって私は彼が好きなのです。
    English He may be a poor talker and far from shrewd, but I like him all the better for that.
  • Japanese 彼は運転が非常に下手だ。
    English His driving skill is very amateur.
  • Japanese 彼は運転が下手だ。
    English He is a bad driver.

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