捕らぬ狸の皮算用

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Hyōgaiji Grade: 3 Grade: 2 Grade: 2

Etymology[edit]

Literally, counting the skins of uncaught raccoon dogs.

Proverb[edit]

捕らぬ狸の皮算用 (hiragana とらぬたぬきのかわざんよう, romaji toranu tanuki no kawazan'yō)

  1. don't count your chickens before they're hatched

Derived terms[edit]