郷に入っては郷に従え

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ごう
Grade: 6

Grade: 1
ごう
Grade: 6
したが
Grade: 6
kan’yōon kun’yomi kan’yōon kun’yomi

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally “entering the countryside, follow the custom (thereof).” Calque of Literary Chinese 入鄉隨俗.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɡo̞ː ɲ̟i it̚te̞ ɰᵝa̠ ɡo̞ː ɲ̟i ɕita̠ɡa̠e̞]

Proverb[edit]

郷に入っては郷に従え (hiragana ごうにいってはごうにしたがえ, rōmaji gō ni itte wa gō ni shitagae)

  1. when in Rome, do as the Romans do