101 Japanese Idioms

101 japanese Idioms
Michael L Maynard, Senko K. Maynard, (Passport Books)

I have always liked sayings and aphorisms. Here 101 japanese sayings are collected and presented with cartoon like illustrations, an explanation of the saying with insights into the culture and an example of how it could be used. This is a short book and it feels informal and less of a textbook than others I have seen. This is good as it makes it more readable.

My only qaulm would be; if you were to use these sayings would they sound as cliched and stilted as English proverbs can sound in conversation? Or worse sound like the meaningless jargon of management-speak? maybe just maybe used sparingly they might give a bit of gloss to what you say.

31. May 2007 by ロバート
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