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うまみみねんぶつ 念仏
Expression
1. not heeding what others say; in one ear and out the other; reading the nenbutsu into a horse's earProverb, See also 念仏
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2. A Nod Is As Good As a Wink... to a Blind HorseA Nod Is as Good as a Wink... to a Blind Horse was the th... Read more
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あぶはち 虻蜂取
Expression
1. attempting two tasks at the same time, accomplishing neither; falling between two stools; catching neither the horsefly nor the beeProverb
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あぶはち取らず 【あぶはちとらず】虻蜂とらず 【あぶはちとらず】アブハチ取らず 【アブハチとらず】
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とらぬたぬきのかわざんよう 捕らぬ狸の皮算用
Expression
1. don't count your chickens before they're hatched; counting raccoon dog skins before they have been caughtProverb
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獲らぬ狸の皮算用 【とらぬたぬきのかわざんよう】取らぬ狸の皮算用 【とらぬたぬきのかわざんよう】
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うわさかげ
Expression
1. speak of the devilProverb, See also 噂をすれば影が射す
  • うわさをすればかげ噂をすれば影
  • 、キャシー
  • 来た
  • Speak of the devil, here comes Kathy.
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ひとうわさしちじゅうにち 七十五日
Expression
1. a wonder lasts but nine days; gossip lasts just 75 daysProverb
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人の噂も七十五日 【ひとのうわさもななじゅうごにち】人の噂も75日 【ひとのうわさもしちじゅうごにち】人の噂も75日 【ひとのうわさもななじゅうごにち】
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そなうれ
Expression
1. if you are prepared you don't have to worry; 'tis good to have a shelter against every stormProverb
  • きた来る
  • とちゅう途中
  • みせ
  • 寄って
  • しょくざい食材
  • 買って
  • 来た
  • んです
  • そなえあればうれ備えあれば憂いなし
  • です
  • On the way we dropped in at the shops and bought foodstuffs. They say well prepared means no worries.
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備えあればうれいなし 【そなえあればうれいなし】備えあれば患いなし 【そなえあればうれいなし】備えあれば患なし 【そなえあればうれいなし】備えあれば憂い無し 【そなえあればうれいなし】備えあれば患い無し 【そなえあればうれいなし】
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はか
Expression
1. consider your income before spendingProverb
  • もっと
  • けいひ経費
  • 抑えろ
  • いるをはかりていずるをな入るを量りて出ずるを為す
  • いう
  • こと
  • 知らん
  • We have to cut business expenses here. Haven't you ever heard of looking at how much you're getting before you start spending?
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なさひとため
Expression
1. the good you do for others is good you do yourself; compassion is not for other people's benefitProverb
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情けは人のためならず 【なさけはひとのためならず】
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なかかわずたいかい 蛙大海
Expression
1. the frog in the well knows nothing of the great oceanProverb
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だいしょう
Expression
1. the greater embraces the less; better too big than too smallProverb
  • ちょっと
  • おお大きい
  • けど
  • この
  • ふうとう封筒
  • いい
  • だいはしょうをか大は小を兼ねる
  • って
  • 言う
  • It might be a bit big but this envelope will do just fine. It's better to be too big than too small.
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うえうえ
Expression
1. greatness is comparative; there is always someone better than youProverb
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2. Puss Gets the BootPuss Gets the Boot is a one-reel animated cartoon and the... Read more
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上には上が有る 【うえにはうえがある】
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かっとうせんみず 盗泉
Expression
1. Don't lower yourself to unjust acts, no matter how desperate you are; The eagle does not hunt flies; Don't drink from "Robber's Spring" even if thirstyProverb
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ぐんもうぞうひょう 群盲象
Expression
1. the mediocre cannot understand the greatProverb, Sensitive, See also 群盲象を撫でる
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2. Blind men and an elephantThe story of the blind men and an elephant originated in ... Read more
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なべぶた
Expression
1. there is a suitable spouse for everyone; every Jack has his Jill; a mended lid for a cracked potProverb
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破れ鍋に綴じ蓋 【われなべにとじぶた】破鍋に綴蓋 【われなべにとじぶた】割れ鍋に閉じ蓋 【われなべにとじぶた】
Notes
割れ鍋に閉じ蓋: Irregular kanji usage.
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もとせんりょうくちもとまんりょう 目元千両口元万両
Expression, Noun, No-adjective
1. (woman with) beautiful eyes and mouthProverb, See also 目元千両
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Expression, Noun
1. humiliation of defeat in battle; past humiliation by others; shame of an unendurable disgraceProverb, See also 会稽の恥を雪ぐ かいけいのはじをすすぐ
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まんうち 卑下自慢
Expression, Noun
1. taking pride in one's humility; he that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted; too much humility is prideProverb
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卑下も自慢のうち 【ひげもじまんのうち】卑下も自慢の内 【ひげもじまんのうち】
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かんむりただ 李下
Expression
1. leave no room for scandal; don't do anything that can be misinterpreted; don't straighten your cap under a plum tree (because when you raise your hands it might look as if you're trying to steal the plums)Proverb
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李下に冠を整さず 【りかにかんむりをたださず】
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