多言は身を害す

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
げん
Grade: 2

Grade: 3
がい
Grade: 4

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese: 言多必失

Proverb[edit]

多言は身を害す (hiragana たげんはみをがいす, romaji tagen wa mi o gaisu)

  1. (literally By talking too much, one is bound to harm oneself.) One word too many will be the end of me.

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