How many Japanese proverbs do you know?

 

These days on YouTube, many non-Japanese express their opinions on Japan and discuss how to learn Japanese.

Today, I’d like to introduce an interesting video explains Japanese proverbs in a quiz format;

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KoQYyeGfy0

 

Since many of Japanese proverbs reflect the Japanese culture, sometimes the knowledge on them helps understanding the Japanese values. The followings are some of sayings in this video. Well, how many Japanese proverbs do you understand??

 

「Saru mo ki kara ochiru」

「Kappa no kawa nagare」

「Onnagokoro to aki no sora」

「Ishibashi o tataite wataru」

「Jakuniku kyooshoku」

「Sawaranukami ni tatarinashi」

「Deru kui wa utareru」

「Uma no mimi ni nenbutsu」

「Juunin toiro」

「Ashita wa ashita no kaze ga fuku」

「Donguri no seikurabe」

「Tsuki to suppon」

「Neko ni koban」

「Makeru ga kachi」

「Nasake wa hito no tamenarazu」

「Nou aru taka wa tsume o kakusu」

「Koubou fude o erabazu」

 

If you are interested in the Japanese sayings, please refer to this site as well;

 

http://www.geocities.jp/tomomi965/ichiran.html

 

Although I knew only about the half of them, 489 pieces of the Japanese proverbs are listed in this site. I believe that knowing Japanese proverbs can be some tips for better communication with Japanese.

 

 

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