Why not 千歳? I’m not sure, actually


Literally: thousand – ride/publish/get on – one – encounter/receive (guests)

Alternately: A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The kind of chance that only comes along once in a thousand years.

Notes: 千載 refers to a thousand years; 一遇 is a single 遭遇, “encounter.” This saying doesn’t refer to rare occurrences or coincidentally meeting someone; it refers to an unexpected opportunity to gain some profit or benefit.

I guess cats don't often get a shot a fish this big

For some reason, this was one of the top results when I did an image search. From this random blog post about fishing.

About Confanity

I love the written word more than anything else I've had the chance to work with. I'm back in the States from Japan for grad school, but still studying Japanese with the hope of becoming a translator -- or writer, or even teacher -- as long as it's something language-related.
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1 Response to Why not 千歳? I’m not sure, actually

  1. Pingback: A looming opportunity | landofnudotcom

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