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岡目八目

Meaning

岡目八目 おかめはちもく
noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
  • bystander's vantage point
  • outsider's better grasp of the situation

  • onlookers see more of the game than the players do
  • lit: people watching a game of Go see 8 moves further ahead

Translations

  • a bystander's vantage

Kanji

Sentences

  • Japanese 彼女が彼に惚れてるのは岡目八目疑いのないところだよ。
    English As a disinterested third-party, I can declare that she secretly loves him.

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