Nihongo no Benkyou

By Alexis Franks

TODAY`S TOPIC:

Kanji: 日本の諺
Kana: にほんのことわざ
Romaji: nihon no kotowaza
English: Japanese proverb

Japanese: 朝の紅顔、夕べの白骨
Romaji: Asa no kougan, yuube no hakkou.
Literal translation: The morning`s rosy face, the evening`s bleached bones.
English equivalent: Life is short.

VOCABULARY BUILDER:

Japanese:
Kana: あさ
Romaji: asa
English: morning

Japanese: 紅顔
Kana: こうがん
Romaji: kougan
English: rosy (ruddy) face
Japanese: 夕べ

Kana: ゆうべ
Romaji: yuube
English: evening

Japanese: 白骨
Kana: はっこう
Romaji: hakkou
English: bleached (white) bones