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Lessons on particular Japanese proverbs with audio
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犬棒カルタ Inubou Karuta

Karuta Japanese card gameKaruta is a traditional Japanese card game based on the Iroha kana order. Karuta is a great way to not only build hiragana recognition, but to learn many useful proverbs. It is a favorite pastime on New Year's Day.

This page lists all of the sayings, proverbs, and poems for the Inubou Karuta card set. With Audio

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必要は発明の母 Necessity is the Mother of Invention

日本の諺:
必要は発明の母
Necessity is the Mother of Invention More...

頭隠して、尻隠さず Hide Head, Don't Hide Butt

日本の諺:
頭隠して、尻隠さず
Cover your head, but Expose your Butt

以心伝心 Telepathy

以心伝心 Telepathy

豪華絢爛 magnificent; luxurious and splendid

A magnificent Yojijukugo to know! With three example sentences, video, and audio.
豪華絢爛
gou ka ken ran
Magnificent; Luxurious and Splendid

自画自賛 Singing one's own Praises

自画自賛 jiga jisan Singing one's own Praises

私利私欲 Greed

私利私欲 shiri shiyoku Greed
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