21 Hilarious Japanese Proverbs

21 Hilarious Japanese Proverbs

These Japanese proverbs may sound funny, but in every language there are certain sayings that just don’t translate quite right! Here we have collected 22 of the funniest Japanese proverbs, but they each have very real lessons to teach! At the bottom of this post we have collected some familiar English sayings…can you match up the English to the Japanese? Remember, not every Japanese saying has an English equivalent!

Ready….GO!

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1. 屁を放って尻つぼめ

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Kanji Challenge Week 48: THE END OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!!!!!!!

Kanji Challenge Week 48: THE END OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!!!!!!!

That’s right everyone, you finally made it!!! We have learned 1,008 kanji of the 2,136 joyo kanji! THAT IS SO MANY KANJI!!! Did you remember them ALL? Neither did we, that’s why we’re going to review every single kanji from Grade 1 through Grade 6 before we move on to high school. If you aren’t signed up for the email list yet, now is the time!

The kanji challenge will be moving to a daily email format so if you want to continue learning (or reviewing) go ahead and sign up! The email will be customized just for you which means no matter what day you join, you’ll start at Day 1! Awesome, right? Click the button below to join the list!

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In addition to the daily emails, we of course will still send out our weekly recaps with your free printable flashcards and links to study lists and printable writing sheets.

OK, now let’s get to our last 19 kanji in elementary schoool:

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Week 47: The Speech 言 (訁) Radical (and other stuff too)

Week 47: The Speech 言 (訁) Radical (and other stuff too)

Almost half of our kanji this week utilized the 言 (訁) radical. 訁 almost always appears on the left and is one of those rare radicals that is almost always connected to its meaning its kanji! Hooray! That means if you see a kanji with this easy-to-recognize radical, it probably has something to do with words or speech, but can also take on more intangible meanings like honor or visit. Check out this kanji radical guide to dig in a little deeper!

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