Tigers, Devils, and Fools: A Guide to Japanese Proverbs
A guide to the most useful and common Japanese proverbs. Proverbs are given in kanji, hiragana, and romaji. English definitions and cultural explanations are included. Recommended for all students of the Japanese language, and anyone with an interest in Japanese culture.
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Neko ni Koban, that is, "giving gold coins to cats" alias "pearls unto swines". The book was intended as a collection of proverbs and saying for someone who is studying Japanese (as a language) and ... Read full review
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AKAGO arawasu AREBA ato no matsuri atte ichiri nashi bakyaku become Benkei BIJIN bird BOTAMOCHI calligraphy child CHOSHO DERU describes desu devil English evil expression eyes feel fire fool gourd HAJI halberd HANA Happo hatcho hear horse HOTOKE human hyakugai atte ichiri individuals INOCHI Japanese culture Japanese folklore Japanese proverbs JIGOKU KAERU Kamakura kanabo KANNIN KARA KATSUOBUSHI KEGA KITSUNE Kobo KOKYO KOTO KUCHI listen live means metaphor MIMI MIZU MO HITO NARI MO NAI MO NAMIDA MONO MOTO MUSHI Nagasaki NAKA NARE NARU NASHI nenbutsu never niodachi Nl MO Note one's parents patience person proverb suggests quarrel refers rice samurai sea bream shame shita SHITE situation skillful someone sometimes speak SUZUME TAKARA talking TASUKI tengu things tiger's TORA TSUBA TSUME Usage Example wait WATARU WAZAWAI word worrying YOKU YORI