Introduction to Japanese Proverbs

Japanese Proverbs

Minasan Ohayō gozaimasu! Good morning, everyone! Today’s YouTube Live lesson is Japanese Proverbs. It’s good way to learn new Japanese vocabularies and culture. Also, it would be fun to compare Japanese proverbs and proverbs in your country! 🙂

10 Famous Japanese Proverbs

It’s quite likely that you have heard the phrase, “fall down 7 times, get up 8”. But did you know that it originated as a Japanese saying? Nana korobi yaoki (七転び八起き), which translates to “7 falls, 8 rises” is a very well-known kotowaza (ことわざ), or proverb.  Here is our list of 10 more famous Japanese proverbs.