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)
I enjoyed learning each Japanese proverb or saying. It had both Japanese and English translations and even breaks down each word used in the phrase and shows you its meaning. I may not remember them all in Japanese, but remembering them in English is easier for me.
I definitely recommend a book like this one just to give you a glimpse into a different cultures' sayings. It's also a great spiritual pick-me-up!