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2 Replies ・ Started by LittleWhole at 2021-01-02 23:57:58 UTC ・ Last reply by Miwa Admin at 2021-01-13 16:54:17 UTC
This is a discussion about 桜切る馬鹿梅切らぬ馬鹿

What exactly does this proverb mean?

What exactly does this proverb mean?

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Leebo at 2021-01-03 01:32:27 UTC

Are you asking if there's some kind of deep, metaphorical meaning to it? It's just gardening advice. I don't see any kind of additional meaning in the monolingual entries I've seen.

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Miwa Admin at 2021-01-13 16:54:17 UTC

【読み】 さくらきるばか、うめきらぬばか
【意味】 桜切る馬鹿梅切らぬ馬鹿とは、庭木の剪定法をいったことばで、桜の枝は切らずにおくのがよく、梅の枝は切るのがよいということ。

【類義】 梅は伐れ、桜は伐るな/桜折る馬鹿、柿折らぬ馬鹿/桃を切る馬鹿、梅切らぬ馬鹿

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