君子は器ならず

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
くん
Grade: 3

Grade: 1

Grade: 4

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese: 君子不器

Proverb[edit]

君子は器ならず (hiragana くんしはきならず, romaji kunshi wa ki narazu)

  1. A gentleman is no specialist. That is, unlike a tool fashioned for a specific purpose, a gentleman is well-rounded, someone who has talents suited to any task.

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