Japanese Phrases, Japanese Idioms, Japanese Expressions, Japanese Proverbs, and Japanese Sayings



Please note:
The Japanese phrases and idioms below are not in any particular order.
Meanings or occasions are mentioned (in Italics) when necessary.


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Even monkeys may fall from trees.
Even experts make mistakes.

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The nail that sticks out gets hammered down.
Important persons, or those who stand out from the rest, are in more danger than others.

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Learn calligraphy at sixty.
One is never too old to learn.

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Like a candlelight before the wind.
Hanging by a thread.
Depend on a small thing or be at risk.

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Man cannot live by eating mist.
Man cannot live on bread alone.
Physical nourishment is not sufficient for a healthy life; man also has spiritual needs.

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