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聞き耳

Meaning

聞き耳 ききみみ
noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
  • straining one's ears

Kanji

Sentences

  • Japanese 彼が秘密を打ち明け始めるとみんな聞き耳をたてた。
    English We were all ears when he started to tell us his secret.
  • Japanese 人が何かを率直に言うと、アメリカ人たちは、聞き耳を立てる。
    English Americans are all ears when people say something.
  • Japanese 私は聞き耳を立てた。

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