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Japanese Proverbs And Sayings

Author : Daniel Crump Buchanan
ISBN : 0806110821
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Collection of 2,500 maxims and adages, selected as illustrative of Japanese thought, giving transliterations of Japanese originals as well an English parallels.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Japanese Proverbs

Author : David Galef
ISBN : 9781462910205
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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"Destroy a nation, but its mountains and rivers remain."—Japanese proverb This is a collection of 200 Japanese proverbs with illustrations and explanations for each saying. Japanese Proverbs: Wit and Wisdom is a delightfully illustrated compilation of traditional Japanese sayings and maxims. Some of the classic Japanese quotes and quotations, like "Fall down seven times, get up eight," capture the dogged perseverance of the Japanese heart. Others, such as "A red lacquer dish needs no decoration" illuminate both a universal truth and Japan's unique, aesthetic traditions. Japanese Proverbs: Wit and Wisdom has proverbs of great cultural significance as well as proverbs on matters of daily life and customs. Pleasing to expert and new-comer alike, the 200 traditional proverbs in this unique collection are presented in Japanese calligraphy form, along with direct English translations. Similar proverbs are given from English, and the sumi-e style ink drawings are a delight in their own right. Amateurs and Japanese language enthusiasts alike will speak Japanese with the verve and nuance of a native when they use these apt and witty expressions.
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Tigers Devils And Fools A Guide To Japanese Proverbs

Author : Edward Trimnell
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Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Do you ever wish that you could speak more idiomatic Japanese? You are about to enter a world inhabited by a host of diverse characters, including: samurai, frogs, snakes, merchants, sparrows, thieves, tigers, devils, and fools. A guide to the most useful and common Japanese proverbs. The proverbs are given in kanji, hiragana, and romaji. English definitions and cultural explanations are included. Recommended for all students of the Japanese language, and anyone with an interest in Japanese culture.
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American Proverbs About Women

Author : Lois Kerschen
ISBN : 0313304424
Genre : Reference
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Proverbs supposedly contain the wisdom of the common folk--eternal truths to be passed down through the ages. Yet, like many traditions and cultural practices, proverbs often promote misleading stereotypes of women. This reference book collects more than 800 American proverbs about women and analyzes their significance.
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Japanese Proverbs

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105047679647
Genre : Proverbs, Japanese
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Category: Proverbs, Japanese

Japanese Proverbs Wit And Wisdom

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ISBN : OCLC:1091211689
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"Destroy a nation, but its mountains and rivers remain."-Japanese proverb This is a collection of 200 Japanese proverbs with illustrations and explanations for each saying. Go beyond speaking Japanese-peek into the soul of Japan. Japanese Proverbs: Wit and Wisdom is a delightfully illustrated compilation of traditional Japanese proverbs and sayings. Some of the classic Japanese quotes and quotations, like "Fall down seven times, get up eight", capture the dogged perseverance of the Japanese heart. Others, such as "A red lacquer dish needs no decoration" illuminate both a universal truth and Japan's unique, aesthetic traditions. Japanese Proverbs: Wit and Wisdom has proverbs of great cultural significance as well as proverbs on matters of daily life and customs. Pleasing to expert and new-comer alike, the 200 traditional proverbs in this unique collection are presented in Japanese script (kana and kanji) and romanized (romaji) form, along with direct English translations. Similar proverbs are given from English, and the sumi-e style ink drawings are a delight in their own right. You'll speak Japanese with the verve and nuance of a native when you use these apt and witty expressions.
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Japanese Proverbs

Author : Otoo Fujii
ISBN : STANFORD:36105112007773
Genre : Proverbs, Japanese
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Category: Proverbs, Japanese

Collection Of Equivalent Proverbs In Five Languages

Author : Albert F. Chang
ISBN : 9780761859376
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Proverbs are crystals of knowledge acquired from daily life and passed from generation to generation. The origin of these proverbs is usually not attributed to one specific person. It is interesting to note that equivalent proverbs exist in many languages, demonstrating the universal nature of humanity. This book provides a collection of equivalent proverbs in four Asian languages as well as English. Each of the Asian language proverbs is presented with its literal translation in English. Each proverb is compared and explained to point out similarities and differences in the languages due to the differences in culture. The book will be of interest for those who enjoy proverbs. It will also serve as a good reference to students of English as the second language or anyone who is trying to learn any of the five languages.
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Kotowaza Japanese Proverbs And Sayings

Author : Clay Boutwell
ISBN : 1481904310
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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NEWLY REVISED: Now with a FREE download link including all MP3s of the proverbs and the example sentences (fast and slow recordings) + a PDF of the ebook to print. Fifty Highly Useful Kotowaza--Japanese Proverbs with detailed explanations and illustrations. These proverbs represent some of the more useful kotowaza heard in daily Japanese life. You'll notice them in movies, in writing, and most importantly spoken by friends and colleagues. Knowing common kotowaza will not only help you express your thoughts more clearly, but can take your Japanese to a whole new level. * Fifty Useful Proverbs * Literal English translations and similar English proverbs given * Helpful notes explain grammar and background * An Example sentence shows how the proverb is used * Vocabulary defined for every Japanese word * For Beginners up FREE MP3s (download link found on the last page)
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Things Japanese

Author : Basil Hall Chamberlain
ISBN : 9780893469689
Genre : History
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An engaging collection about everything from the abacus to zoology in Japan, designed to preserve knowledge about a society that was modernizing beyond recognition. This book remains an erudite source of information about culture, history, art, religion, and daily life. Basil Hall Chamberlain (1850–1935) lived in Japan for thirty-five years and was one of the foremost Japanologists of his day.
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Even Monkeys Fall From Trees

Author : David Galef
ISBN : 9781462903184
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Even Monkeys Fall From Trees: The Wit and Wisdom of Japanese Proverbs, with a foreword by Edward G. Seidensticker, is a collection of the hundred most common Japanese proverbs, with direct translations and their English equivalents. A delightful window into the heart of everyday Japan, Even Monkeys Fall From Trees is an indispensable guide for the traveler, student, or businessman—or anyone curious about the culture of Japan.
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The Mikado S Empire

Author : William Elliot Griffis
ISBN : UCLA:31158001306793
Genre : Japan
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Category: Japan