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Idio. Exp. (K2E)

Level 3 and 4 idioms (kanji to English)

QuestionAnswer
猫に小判 Giving a gold coin to a cat
出る杭は打たれる The stake that sticks out gets hammered down.
猿も木から落ちる Even monkeys fall from trees.
石橋をたたいてわたる Tap on a stone bridge before crossing.
石の上のも三年 Sitting on a stone for 3 years
一生懸命 To risk one's whole life
雨降って地固まる When it rains, the ground gets firm.
十人十色 Ten people, ten colors
和洋折衷 Japanese and Western mixture
言わめが花 Not saying is a flower.
泣きっ面に蜂 The bee stings on a crying face.
残りものには福がある There is luck in leftovers.
ちりも積もれば山となる When piled up, even dust becomes a mountain.
郷に入っては郷にしたがえ When you go to a village, submit to the villages.
以心伝心 To communicate by way of the heart
七転八起 Fall down 7 times and get up 8
右往左往 Going right and left
朝飯前 Before the morning meal
.井の中の蛙大海を知らず . - A frog in a well doesn't know the ocean. -
. 三人寄れば文殊の知恵 . - 3 people together have the wisdom of Monju. -
. 自信満々 . - Brimming with confidence, supremely confident -
. 中途半端 . - halfway and incomplete -
. 三日坊主 . - a three day monk -
. 単身赴任 . - solitary posting -
. 腕をみがく . - to polish one's arms -
. 弱肉強食 . - the meat are weak for the strong to eat -
. 大根役者 . - daikon actor -
Created by: frvanila