Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Living in a Bubble

For some reason I really like expressions that have to do with nature/animals. We already had a Monkey expression and I know of some Horse expressions, but today, we honor the Frog.

Japanese: 井の中の蛙
Reading: i-no naka-no kawazu
Meaning: a person who is ignorant of the real world, similar to the English expression "to live in a bubble"
Literally: a frog in a well

But why a frog in a well?
Actually this is a short version of the longer expression, that will explain everything.

Japanese: 井の中の蛙大海を知らず
Reading: i-no naka-no kawazu taikai-wo shirazu
Literally: a frog in a well is not aware of the ocean

This is used to encourage someone to get a wider perspective.

Aaaa-nyway, to avoid poluting a perfectly great expression with my stupid comments, I will cease typing now.

Wait... Me Likey very much(y)!

No comments:

Post a Comment