Japanese

Weekly Yojijukugo – 古今東西

Back for week two of ‘Weekly Yojijukugo” and this time we’re looking at

古今東西 – ここんとうざい

This week’s yojijukugo is made up of the characters:

古今ーここん – old and modern (now)
東西ーとうざい – east and west

The literal meaning of this compound is “from old to new and anywhere (from east to west).” So it means regardless of age/time and location.

古今東西の有名人の人形

Why would you have one of those? I don’t know, but it fits the meaning.

What do you think? Do you have any good examples that can use 古今東西?  Let me know in the comments below!

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