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長い物には巻かれよ
Readings
ながいものにはまかれよ
nagaimononihamakareyo
English
Expression
Proverb
if you can't beat them; join them, you can't fight city hall, if your adversaries are stronger than you, it is better to join their side than to fight them

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ON: チョウ KUN: なが.い, おさ
long, leader, superior, senior

Stroke: 8 Grade: 2 JLPT: N4 SKIP: 2-5-3 FC: 7173.3


ON: ブツ, モツ KUN: もの, もの-
thing, object, matter

Stroke: 8 Grade: 3 JLPT: N3 SKIP: 1-4-4 FC: 2752.2


ON: カン, ケン KUN: ま.く, まき, ま.き
scroll, volume, book, part, roll up, wind up, tie, coil, counter for texts (or book scrolls)

Stroke: 9 Grade: 6 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 2-6-3 FC: 9071.1