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79 results found tagged 'kotowaza'
きていれば
まな
べる
kotowaza
Live and learn.
あした
明日
ひゃく
より
きょう
今日
ごじゅう
五十
kotowaza
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush (literally: rather fifty today than a hundred tomorrow).
はじ
よければ
わり
よし kotowaza
A good beginning makes a good ending.
ほし
よる
kotowaza
Make a wish on a starry night (literally: on a night when the stars fall).
こい
みち
つける
kotowaza
Love will find a way.
さる
から
ちる
kotowaza
Anyone can make a mistake; even the worthy Homer sometimes nods (literally: even monkeys fall from trees).
あら
kotowaza
Blood will have blood (literally: wash blood with blood).
しん
じて
しけれ
こうどう
行動
しめ
kotowaza
Actions speak louder than words (literally: if you want to be believed, show it with your actions).
なら
わぬ
たて
めぬ
kotowaza
Practice makes perfect (literally: you can't recite a sutra you haven't learned).
ねこ
いなくなるネズミたち
あそ
びだす
kotowaza
When the cat is away, the mice will play.
ひと
かけ
よらない kotowaza
Don't judge a book by its cover (literally: a person is not based on his appearance).
れても
いた
くない
kotowaza
The apple of one's eye (literally: doesn't hurt even if it gets in your eye).
こい
せき
かく
せない
kotowaza
Love and a cough cannot be hid.
とら
しっぽ
尻尾
kotowaza
Take a great risk (literally: tread on a tiger's tail).
しょうじ
小事
しょうにん
小人
よろこ
ばす
kotowaza
Little things please little minds (literally: unimportant things delight childish people).
てき
しお
おく
kotowaza
Send salt to enemies.
そう
とんや
問屋
おろさない kotowaza
You won't get it so easily (literally: the wholesaler does not sell it).
せば
kotowaza
Where there's a will there's a way (literally: if you do, you will become).
ちゃわん
茶碗
げれば
めん
綿
にて
けよ
kotowaza
A soft answer is a cure for anger (literally: if you throw a teacup, catch it in cotton).
ふた
ない kotowaza
(You are / he is) too blunt (literally: no body, no lid).
みず
ひく
なが
れる
kotowaza
Water finds its level.
くち
じまん
自慢
しごと
仕事
へた
下手
kotowaza
Great talkers are little doers (literally: boastful mouth, bad at work).
kotowaza
An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.
しち
たず
ねて
ひと
うたが
kotowaza
Measure twice, cut once (literally: search seven times, then doubt).
そだ
kotowaza
A weeping child grows.
かれ
とり
とす
いきお
である kotowaza
He was at the zenith of his power (literally: he had the power to fell a flying bird).
おに
せんたく
洗濯
kotowaza
When the cat is away, the mice will play (literally: do the laundry when the ogre is not here).
ひと
いた
ひゃくねん
百年
える
kotowaza
Another person's pain can be borne for 100 years.
Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.
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