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うそからでたまこと - 06-05-2009, 11:05 AM

嘘から出た真:うそからでたまこと;uso kara deta makoto

Truth turned out from the lies.

Some kind of lies might be found as true incidentally.


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06-05-2009, 11:06 AM

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嘘から出た真:うそからでたまこと;uso kara deta makoto

Truth turned out from the lies.

Some kind of lies might be found as true incidentally.
That's a good point but telling that to a judge in a court of law wouldn't convince I don't think..

Sometimes legal systems are so confusing.


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いものにえたもごぞんじない - 06-05-2009, 11:10 AM

芋の煮えたも御存知ない:いものにえたもごぞんじない;i mo-no nie-ta-mo go-zonji-nai

(he) Doesn't know when potato was cooked up.

Idot who can not find if potato is cooked or not.

In this case, the old type of letter ゐ is assigned to "IMO".


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のどもとすぎればあつさをわすれる - 06-05-2009, 11:17 AM

喉元過ぎれば熱さを忘れる;のどもとすぎればあつさを わすれる;

You will forget the hot food when it went through your throat.

Painful hard days will be forgotten soon.
During the hard days, people decide to prepare countermeasure for it and forget it soon after the hard days.


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おににかなぼう - 06-05-2009, 11:22 AM

鬼に金棒:おににかなぼう;oni-ni kanabou

Monster with metal stick

Strong monster gets more fighting ability by having metal stick.


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くさいものにふたをする - 06-05-2009, 11:30 AM

臭いものに蓋をする:くさいものにふたをする;Kusai-mono-ni futa-wo suru

Putting a cover on bad smelling stuff

Without foundermental solution, just make quick and easy solution.


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臭いものに蓋をする:くさいものにふたをする;Kusai-mono-ni futa-wo suru

Putting a cover on bad smelling stuff

Without foundermental solution, just make quick and easy solution.

That sounds like a Chinese quote.


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Big feet make man walk fast.


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06-05-2009, 12:39 PM

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That sounds like a Chinese quote.
Chinese sayings seems have more huge scale. They do not treat such trivia as Japanese.

And sorry, I did not check responses during my posting.


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Big feet make man walk fast.
Rich man does not fight for money.

Sorry, it just hit me. No relation to yours.


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