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過ち, 誤ち, あやまち
fault, error, indiscretion, faux pas
過つ, 誤つ, あやまつ
Conjugated: 過ち
Godan verb, Intransitive
to err
過ちを犯す, あやまちをおかす
Expression, Godan verb
to make an error
過ちを文る, あやまちをかざる
Expression, Godan verb
to not try to fix an error but rather make it look good on the surface only
過ちを改める, あやまちをあらためる
Expression, Ichidan verb
to correct a fault
過ちを観て斯に仁を知る, あやまちをみてここにじんをしる
Expression, Godan verb
to observe the reasons and types of faults a person makes is to come to know whether they are virtuous or not
過ちて改めざるこれを過ちという, 過ちて改めざる是を過ちという, 過ちて改めざる是を過ちと謂う, あやまちてあらためざるこれをあやまちという
Expression, Proverb, from the Analects of Confucius
to err and not change one's ways, this is what it is to err
過ちては則ち改むるに憚ること勿れ, あやまちてはすなわちあらたむるにはばかることなかれ
Expression, Proverb
do not delay in making amends for your wrongs
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