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Japanese Sayings/Phrases/Proverb・ – Kotowaza [ことわざ] – Obi ni mijikashi Tasuki ni nagashi

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 帯に短し、たすきに長し Obini mijikashi Tasuki ni nagashi Obi – a belt for kimono Tasuki – a string that use … Continue reading

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Japanese Sayings/Phrases/Proverb・ – Kotowaza [ことわざ] – Oni no me nimo namida

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 鬼の目にも涙 Oni no me nimo naamida Oni – a deman Namida – tears Even the hard-hearted can be … Continue reading

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Japanese Sayings/Phrases/Proverb・ – Kotowaza [ことわざ] – Oni ni Kanabo

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 鬼に金棒 Oni ni Kanabo Oni – a deman Kanabo – a metal rod make one even stronger Its … Continue reading

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Japanese Sayings/Phrases/Proverb・ – Kotowaza [ことわざ] – En No Shita No Chikara Mochi

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 縁の下の力持ち En no shita no chikara mochi En no shita – under the porch/in background. En – engawa. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Japanese Sayings/Phrases/Proverb・ – Kotowaza [ことわざ] – Uma no mimi ni nenbutsu

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 馬の耳に念仏 Uma no mimi ni nenbutsu Few words for you. Uma – a horse mimi – an ear … Continue reading

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Japanese Sayings/Phrases/Proverb・ – Kotowaza [ことわざ] – Uma no mimi ni nenbutsu

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 馬の耳に念仏 -uma no mimi ni nenbutsu Few words for you. Uma – a horse Mimi – a ear … Continue reading

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Japanese Sayings/Phrases/Proverb・ – Kotowaza [ことわざ] – U no mane o suru Karasu

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 鵜のマネをする烏 U no mane o suru Karasu Few words for you. U – Cormorant Karazu – Crow A … Continue reading

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Japanese Sayings/Phrases/Proverb・ – Kotowaza [ことわざ] – Udo no Taiboku

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 うどの大木 Udo no Taiboku Few words for you. It is tasty when mixed with sugar and vinegar. Daiboku … Continue reading

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Japanese Sayings/Phrases/Proverb・ – Kotowaza [ことわざ] – Uso mo houben

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 嘘も方便 Uso mo houben Uso – a lie Houben – a way used to achieve something Circumstances may … Continue reading

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Japanese Sayings/Phrases/Proverb・ – Kotowaza [ことわざ] – Uo gokoro areba mizu gokoro

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 魚心あれば水心I Uo gokoro areba mizu gokoro Uo – fish Mizu – water Kokoro/gokoro – heart If you … Continue reading

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Japanese Sayings/Phrases/Proverb・ – Kotowaza [ことわざ] – Inochi atte no monodane

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 井の中の蛙大海を知らず I no naka no kawazu taikai o shirazu I – ito / a well kawazu – an … Continue reading

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