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There’s a storm coming

(Not to mention the storm that’s already here) 前途多難 zen.to.ta.nan Literally: before / front – road – many – difficult / trouble Alternately: Hard times ahead. Notes: Compare and contrast 前途有望 and 多事多難.

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Be prepared!

And be clean in word and deed. 備えあれば憂いなし (Sonae areba urei nashi; “If yes prep, no worries”) Definition: If you habitually take the time and effort to make sure you’re prepared for a worst-case scenario, then you’ll be a lot … Continue reading

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Tidal waves just sneaking right up on ya there

天災は忘れた頃にやってくる (Tensai wa wasureta koro ni yatte kuru; “Disaster comes when it has been forgotten”) Definition: Don’t let your guard down, because disasters always seem to strike exactly when you’re doing just that. The last catastrophe has faded from memory, … Continue reading

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