猿も木から落ちる

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
さる
Grade: S

Grade: 1

Grade: 3

Etymology[edit]

Phrase consisting of ‎(saru, monkey) + ‎(mo, even, also) + ‎(ki, tree) + から ‎(kara, from) + 落ちる ‎(ochiru, fall). Literally “even monkeys fall from trees”.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Kun'yomi
  • IPA(key): [sa̠ɾ̠ɯᵝ mo̞ ki ka̠ɾ̠a̠ o̞t͡ɕiɾ̠ɯᵝ]

Proverb[edit]

猿も木から落ちる ‎(hiragana さるもきからおちる, romaji saru mo ki kara ochiru)

  1. even experts occasionally make mistakes: even Homer sometimes nods, a horse may stumble though he has four legs

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