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A looming opportunity

好機到来kou.ki.tou.rai Literally: pleasing – loom / opportunity – arrive – come Alternately: A golden opportunity arrives. The time is ripe for something good, with perhaps the implication that it’s an unparalleled and therefore unique opportunity. Notes: Compare and contrast 千載一遇, … Continue reading

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Deep, deep turtle

盲亀浮木 mou.ki.fu.boku Literally: blind – turtle – float – tree Alternately: An incredibly rare event; something nigh-impossibly difficult to find. By implication, something you really should take advantage of while you have the chance. Notes: 盲亀 is, as the characters … Continue reading

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Why not 千歳? I’m not sure, actually

千載一遇 sen.zai.ichi.guu 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, … Continue reading

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