閑古鳥が鳴く

Yomi かんこどりがなく Rōmaji kankodori ga naku Type idiom Literal Meaning a cuckoo sings Meaning desolate; quiet; dead; tumbleweed rolls Synonym ガラガラ, 人っ子一人いない Antonym 賑やか Additional Info It likens such places to a quiet forest where the desolate sound of a cuckoo resonates. Often used to describe a place that is meant to be lively, e.g. restaurants/tourist spots.  In 2020/2021, cuckoos were singing pretty much everywhere around the globe… Example コロナウイルスの影響により、観光地では閑古鳥が鳴いている Due to the impact of COVID-19, there is almost no one in the tourist spots.Read More