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正直者が馬鹿を見る
Readings
しょうじきものがばかをみる
shoujikimonogabakawomiru
English
Expression
Proverb
honesty doesn't pay, life is unfair

Kanjis
ON: セイ, ショウ KUN: ただ.しい, ただ.す, まさ, まさ.に
correct, justice, righteous, 10**40

Stroke: 5 Grade: 1 JLPT: N3 SKIP: 4-5-1 FC: 1010.0


ON: チョク, ジキ, ジカ KUN: ただ.ちに, なお.す, -なお.す, なお.る, なお.き, す.ぐ
straightaway, honesty, frankness, fix, repair

Stroke: 8 Grade: 2 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 3-1-7 FC: 4071.1


ON: シャ KUN: もの
someone, person

Stroke: 8 Grade: 3 JLPT: N3 SKIP: 3-4-4 FC: 4460.0


ON: KUN: うま, うま-, ま
horse

Stroke: 10 Grade: 2 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 3-6-4 FC: 7132.2


鹿 ON: ロク KUN: しか, か
deer

Stroke: 11 JLPT: N1 SKIP: 3-3-8 FC: 0021.1


ON: ケン KUN: み.る, み.える, み.せる
see, hopes, chances, idea, opinion, look at, visible

Stroke: 7 Grade: 1 JLPT: N4 SKIP: 2-5-2 FC: 6021.1


Phrases
正直者が馬鹿を見ることもある。それが世の中だ。 Parts: 正直者が馬鹿を見る (しょうじきものがばかをみる) (こと) 有る (ある) 其れ (それ) 世の中 (よのなか) Honesty does not always pay. Such is the way of the world.

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