Japanese Sayings/Phrases/Proverb・ – Kotowaza [ことわざ] – Ebi de Tai o Tsuru

It is just like English sayings and phrases, there are Japanese sayings and phrases as well. It is called [kotowaza ことわざ].

Today’s kotowaza

海老で鯛を釣る Ebi de tai o tsuru

Few words for you.

Ebi – a shrimp

Tai – sea bream

A crow imitating a cormorant.

use small fry to catch (a) big fish

Its origin

Fishing for sea bream (an expensive fish) with a little shrimp.

Its meaning

Getting a big thing with a small thing


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I am a native Japanese who teaches Japanese to non-Japanese speaker as a private tutor. Teach from a beginner to Intermediate level. location in London.
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