瓜田に履を納れず、李下に冠を正さず

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Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō Grade: 1 Grade: S Grade: 6 Jinmeiyō Grade: 1 Grade: S Grade: 1

Etymology[edit]

Lit. Do not put on sandals in a field of melons, and do not adust your hat under a plum tree, for you might be suspected of stealing plums and melons.

Idiom[edit]

瓜田に履を納れず、李下に冠を正さず (hiragana かでんにくつをいれず、りかにかんむりをたださず, romaji kaden ni kutsu o irezu, rika ni kanmuri o tadasazu)

  1. Never invite suspicions needlessly.

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