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When you write the right rite

温柔敦厚 on.juu.ton.kou Literally: warm – soft – kind – thick / kind Alternately: Kind and gentle, considerate and loving. Notes: This is a compound of compounds. 温柔 expresses a warm, mild disposition; 敦厚 is humanity and kindness. Similar terms include … Continue reading

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Your choice: on a rock, or in a brier

Suddenly I feel like this one is about grad school. 石の上にも三年 (Ishi no ue ni mo sannen; “Three years, even on top of a rock”) Definition: With perseverance, one can overcome hard times and achieve one’s goals. A saying about … Continue reading

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