鶏口となるも牛後となるなかれ

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
けい
Grade: S
こう
Grade: 1
ぎゅう
Grade: 2

Grade: 2

Etymology[edit]

From Literary Chinese 寧為雞口勿為牛後.

Alternative forms[edit]

Proverb[edit]

鶏口となるも牛後となるなかれ (hiragana けいこうとなるもぎゅうごとなるなかれ, romaji keikō to naru mo gyūgo to naru nakare)

  1. It is better to be a big fish in a small pond than a small fish in a big pond.