Tag Archives: Nichijou

The evillest nom

飼い犬に手を噛まれる (Kaiinu ni te wo kamareru; “Bitten on the hand by your pet dog”) Definition: To be betrayed or harmed in some way by someone you had deeply cared for, or taken care of on a regular basis. (In other … Continue reading

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For when you just have to say “At least it wasn’t….”

不幸中の幸い (Fukouchuu no saiwai; “Happiness amidst misfortune.”) Definition: A cloud’s silver lining. A small consolation in hard times or sadness. A small mercy that things weren’t worse. Breakdown: This kotowaza is simply a noun phrase. 幸い (saiwai) is a noun … Continue reading

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