Idiom of The Month: Ikomiki

This article originally featured in the March 2021 issue of Connect.

Lara Yi (Incoming JET)

 

已己巳己
Ikomiki

The meaning of ikomiki is that something is all the same due to the similar resemblance of each character found in the idiom.

Idiom Breakdown (1)
已 / い / i
己/ こ / ko
巳 / み / mi
己 / き / ki

Example Sentences (2)
あの双子は本当よく似ているね。まさに、已己巳己だよ。
Ano futago wa hontō yoku nite iru ne. Masani, ikomiki dayo.
Those twins really do resemble each other. They’re practically two of a kind.

 

Sources
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