Kotowaza

ACT Scene Add’l Item English
1 0 一期一会 once in a lifetime, Carpe Diem ‘Seize the day’
2 0 千里の道も一歩から A joiurney of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
3 0 急がば回れ Haste makes waste. Literally, “If you hurry, you go around in circles.”
4 0 時は金なり Time is money
5 0 聞くは一時の恥、聞かぬは一生の恥 To Ask May Lead to Shame for a Moment. But Not to Ask Leads to Shame for a Lifetime.
6 0 明日の百より今日の五十 A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
7 0 住めば都 There’s no place like home
8 0 類は友を呼ぶ Birds of a feather flock together
9 0 好きこそものの上手なれ What one likes, what one does well
10 0 七転び八起き Fall down seven times, get up eight
11 0 目は口ほどに物を言い Eyes tell just as much as the mouth
12 0 可愛い子には旅をさせよ
13 0 困った時はお互い様 When in need, we’re all in the same boat
14 0 失敗は成功のもと Failure is foundation of success
15 0 百聞は一見にしかず Seeing is believing
16 0 郷に入っては郷に従え
17 0 一石二鳥
18 0 以心伝心
19 0 寝る子は育つ
20 0 過ぎたるは及ばざるが如し
21 0 早起きは三文の徳
22 0 雨降って地固まる
23 0 切磋琢磨
24 0 初心忘るべからず

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