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Proverb of the Day: Nikumarekko yo ni habakaru

By February 16, 2013

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This week's proverb is " Nikumarekko yo ni habakaru (憎まれっ子世にはばかる)". It means, "Ill weeds grow fast; Bad apples never disappear".

Here is some vocabulary from the proverb. "Ni" is a particle.

nikumarekko 憎まれっ子 --- troublemaker (bad apples)
yo 世 --- the world, a society
habakaru はばかる --- reign supreme; lord it over


February 16, 2013 at 3:31 am
(1) Aussie says:

Still love this site. Been using it for years, even though I don’t always leave comments. I hope you can add more reading practice soon. Keep up the good work~

February 23, 2013 at 4:09 am
(2) Tommie says:

I like this site too. Very few sites teaches you phrases like this.

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