雨降って地固まる

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Proverb[edit]

雨降って地固まる (hiragana あめふってじかたまる, romaji ame futte ji katamaru)

  1. a relationship is stronger after conflict, lit. after rain the ground hardens
    • 2006, 紺家 孝雄, 激流を泳ぐ: 日本と米国の狭間に生きて!, 新風舎, page 208,
      日米 (にちべい)国交 (こっこう)戦後 (せんご) やっと再開 (さいかい) され大使館 (たいしかん)同時 (どうじ) 戦時中 (せんじちゅう)閉鎖的 (へいさてき) 期間 (きかん)過去 (かこ)出来事 (できごと) として再度 (さいど) 開館 (かいかん) されることとなり、日本 (にほん) とアメリカは、「雨降って地固まる」の (たと)  () でいくように、より緊密 (きんみつ) 外交 (がいこう) 関係 (かんけい) によって (かた)  (むす) ばれるようになった。
      nichibei no kokkō ga sengo yatto saikai sare, taishikan mo dōji ni senjichū no heisateki kikan o kako no dekigoto to shite saido kaikan sareru koto to nari, nihon to amerika wa, "ame futte ji katamaru" no tatoe o ji de iku yō ni, yori kinmitsu na gaikō kankei ni yotte kataku musubareru yō ni natta.

Usage notes[edit]

Despite the similarity, this proverb is not the same as after a storm comes a calm, which does not imply the storm was good in the end. This is more like adversity builds character in that respect, but is used of relationships between people.

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