Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
両天秤に掛ける, 両天秤にかける
Kana Reading
りょうてんびんにかける
Romaji
ryōtenbinnikakeru
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.), Ichidan verb
    Meaning
    to try to have it both ways; to try to sit on two stools
    Example sentence
    両天びんにかけようたってそういきませんよ。 You can't have it both ways.

Examples of 両天秤に掛ける, 両天秤にかける, りょうてんびんにかける in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
両天秤に掛ける
Plain Polite
両天秤に掛けます
Negative
両天秤に掛けない
Negative Polite
両天秤に掛けません

Past

Plain
両天秤に掛けた
Plain Polite
両天秤に掛けました
Negative
両天秤に掛けなかった
Negative Polite
両天秤に掛けませんでした

Te

Plain
両天秤に掛けて
Plain Polite
両天秤に掛けまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
両天秤に掛けられる
Plain Polite
両天秤に掛けられます
Negative
両天秤に掛けられない
Negative Polite
両天秤に掛けられません

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Kanji in this word

JLPT 3

11 strokes

hang, suspend, depend, arrive at, tax, pour

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JLPT 5

4 strokes

heavens, sky, imperial

On'Yomi: テン

Kun'Yomi: あまつ, あめ, あま-

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JLPT 3

6 strokes

both, old Japanese coin, counter for carriages (e.g., in a train), two

On'Yomi: リョウ

Kun'Yomi: てる, ふたつ

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10 strokes

balances, scales, steelyard

On'Yomi: ショウ, ヒン, ビン

Kun'Yomi: はかり

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