2004
06.30

一人前

一人前 (いちにんまえ) - serves one

一人前 has two meanings. The first, which I already knew was in the case of food servings: ‘serves one person,’ as above. We can use X-人前, where X is the number of people. The new meaning I’ve learnt, used when X=1, is:

一人前 - Coming of age, grown up…

[Credit: Arisu]



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