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ことわざの説明

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ことわざの説明

Postby Strawberry_Juice » Fri 03.16.2007 8:07 pm

We're reviewing plain form in class and were doing little posters on Japanese proverbs... just wanting to check if this little blurb I've got is grammatically okay. :)

「猿も木から落ちる。」
皆は完璧じゃない。専門家も素人も時々間違える。そして、間違えたらその間違いから習う方が良いよ。後でもっと上手になるだろう。

"Even monkes fall from trees."
No one is perfect (lit. everyone is not perfect- sounds a bit awkward to me). Both experts and amateurs make mistakes. And if you make a mistake, you should learn from it. You'll get better afterwards.

Bahh I really need to practice more. As far as listening to Japanese goes (and speaking it, I guess), I'm doing really well for where I am in my studies so far, but writing is hard for me.
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RE: ことわざの説明

Postby Tspoonami » Fri 03.16.2007 10:56 pm

誰も → no one

=)
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RE: ことわざの説明

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Fri 03.16.2007 11:16 pm

Grammatically it looks OK except that it's 間違ったら (what you wrote was "If you can make mistakes").

いい is not usually written with kanji -- I think most native speakers would read 良い as よい, which is too formal for the tone of the rest of what you wrote.
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RE: ことわざの説明

Postby Strawberry_Juice » Sat 03.17.2007 12:11 am

Thanks! So writing it again:
だれも完璧じゃない。専門家も素人も時々間違える。そして、間違えたらその間違いから習う方がいいよ。後でもっと上手になるだろう。
Hope that looks better. :)
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RE: ことわざの説明

Postby miha » Sat 03.17.2007 9:41 am

似たような意味のことわざで、「弘法も筆の誤り」と言うのがあります。
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