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生きた英語: ことわざ サ行

半年ぶりのことわざ英語、今月は「サ行」です。以下に記載したものだけでなく、他の言い回しもたくさんありますが、ああ~なるほどなあ~と思わせられるような文化の違いが多少表れるのも面白いなあと思いました。ぐぐっと身にしみることわざも・・・。

 

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歳月人を待たず     Time and tide wait for no man.

先んずれば人を制せいす = 攻撃は最大の 防御 Offense is the best defense.

酒は百薬の長       Good wine makes good blood.

三度目の正直       The third time lucky/The third time pays for all/All things thrive at thrice

三人寄れば文殊の知恵         Two heads are better than one.

自業自得  As you sow, so shall you reap.

事実は小説よりも 奇なり     Fact is stranger than fiction.

親しき中にも礼儀あり        A hedge between keeps friendship green/Manners know distance.

失敗は成功の基     Failure teaches success.

死人に口なし       Dead men tell no tales.

習慣は第二の天性   Habit is second nature.

十人十色         Many men, many minds.

朱に交われば赤くなる        He who touches pitch shall be defiled.

将朱を射んと欲すればまず馬を射よ     He that would the daughter win, must with the mother first begin.

小事を軽んずるなかれ        Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves.

上手の手から水が漏る=弘法にも筆の誤あやまり=猿も木から落ちる Even Homer sometimes nods.

知らぬが仏         He that knows nothing doubts nothing.

知らぬは亭主ばかりなり      The husband is always the last to know.

人生は儚ない夢にすぎない    Life is but an empty dream.

心配は身の毒       Care killed the cat.

雀百まで踊り忘れず What is learned in the cradle is carried to the grave.

住めば都  To every bird his own nest is best. 

短気は損気          Haste makes waste.

青天の霹靂          A bolt from the blue.

背に腹はかえられぬ Necessity knows no law.

千里の道も一歩から The longest journey begins with a single step.

備え有れば患い無し  Lay up for a rainy day.

損して得取れ       Sometimes the best gain is to lose.

去る者は日々に疎し Out of sight, out of mind.

捨てる神あれば拾う神あり One man's trash is another man's treasure.

初心忘るべからず Don't forget your first resolution.

賽は投げられた The die is cast.

好きこそものの上手なれ Nothing is hard to a willing mind.

少年よ大志を抱け Boys be ambitious.

 

(担当:キルゴ亜矢)