灯台下暗し

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
とう
Grade: 4
だい
Grade: 2
もと
Grade: 1
くら
Grade: 3

Proverb[edit]

灯台下暗し ‎(hiragana とうだいもとくらし, romaji tōdai moto kurashi)

  1. can't see the wood for the trees; people often known little of what happens under their noses; lit. "dark under a lighthouse"