皮算用

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
かわ
Grade: 3
さん > ざん
Grade: 2
よう
Grade: 2

Etymology[edit]

From the proverb 捕らぬ狸の皮算用.

Noun[edit]

皮算用 (hiragana かわざんよう, romaji kawazan'yō)

  1. counting one's chickens before they've hatched (acting in the present on the presumption of receiving something in the future)