右往左往 Run about in Confusion

Japanese proverbs

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右往左往
Running around like a chicken with its head cut off

 

右往左往
Japanese
うおうさおう u ou sa ou
Literal
go right and left
English Equivalent
Running around like a chicken with its head cut off; go in all directions
Notes

Learning this 四字熟語 is a great way to remember the on readings of right and left. I don't know about you, but learning みぎ and ひだり seemed easy compared to remembering which was う and which was さ.

If you can remember 'right' goes first, saying this fun word will help clear up the confusion. u (right) ou sa (left) ou