Idiom of the Month

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

Lara Yi (Incoming JET)


The meaning of itaidōshin is similar to the English phrase “brother from another mother” and can be literally translated as “different body, same mind”.


Idiom Breakdown (1)
異 / い / i / different
体 / たい / tai / body
同 / どう / dou / same
心 / しん / shin / heart or mind