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災い, 禍, 殃, わざわい
disaster, calamity, misfortune, trouble, woes
災いを転じて福としなさい。
災いする, わざわいする
Expression, Intransitive
to be the ruin of (a person)
災いを招く, わざわいをまねく
Expression, Godan verb
to bring calamity upon oneself, to invite disaster, to court disaster
子どもを甘やかして育てたことで、ステラは後に自ら災いを招くことになってしまった。
口は災いの元, 口は禍の元, くちはわざわいのもと
Expression, Proverb
words can lead to disaster, the tongue is the root of calamities, the more you open your mouth the more likely you are to put your foot in it
口は災いの門, 口は禍の門, くちはわざわいのかど, くちはわざわいのもん
Expression, See 口は災いの元, Proverb
words can lead to disaster, the tongue is the root of calamities, the more you open your mouth the more likely you are to put your foot in it
災い転じて福となす, 禍転じて福となす, 災い転じて福と為す, 禍転じて福と為す, わざわいてんじてふくとなす
Expression, Godan verb, Idiomatic expression
to turn misfortune into fortune (esp. through one's own efforts), to turn the potential disaster to one's advantage
災いを転じて福となす, 禍を転じて福となす, 禍を転じて福と為す, 災いを転じて福と為す, わざわいをてんじてふくとなす
Expression, Godan verb, See 災い転じて福となす・わざわいてんじてふくとなす, Idiomatic expression
to turn misfortune into fortune (esp. through one's own efforts), to turn the potential disaster to one's advantage
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