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101 results found tagged 'kotowaza'
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).
ほし
よる
kotowaza
Make a wish on a starry night (literally: on a night when the stars fall).
はじ
よければ
わり
よし kotowaza
A good beginning makes a good ending.
さけ
はい
しんじつ
真実
kotowaza
When wine is in, truth is out (literally: when alcohol enters, truth leaves).
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).
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).
こい
みち
つける
kotowaza
Love will find a way.
なら
わぬ
たて
めぬ
kotowaza
Practice makes perfect (literally: you can't recite a sutra you haven't learned).
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).
かこ
過去
みず
なが
kotowaza
The past is water under the bridge (literally: the past flows like water).
きていれば
まな
べる
kotowaza
Live and learn (literally: if you are alive, you can learn).
てき
しお
おく
kotowaza
Send salt to enemies.
みず
ひく
なが
れる
kotowaza
Water finds its level.
せば
kotowaza
Where there's a will there's a way (literally: if you do, you will become).
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.
ふた
ない kotowaza
(You are / he is) too blunt (literally: no body, no lid).
とら
しっぽ
尻尾
kotowaza
Take a great risk (literally: tread on a tiger's tail).
ひと
いた
さんねん
三年
でも
しんぼう
辛抱
する
kotowaza
The burden is light on the shoulder.
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).
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.
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).
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).
われ
おも
ゆえ
われ
あり kotowaza
I think, therefore I am.
こい
せき
かく
せない
kotowaza
Love and a cough cannot be hid.
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).
いち
いて
じゅう
kotowaza
One word is enough for a wise man (literally: if you hear one, you know ten).
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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