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: 塵も積もれば山となる
Romaji: Chiri mo tsumoreba yama to naru.
Literal translation: Even dust, if piled up, becomes a mountain.
English Equivalent: Little things add up.

VOCABULARY BUILDER:

Japanese: 塵
Kana: ちり
Romaji: chiri
English: dust

Japanese: 積もる
Kana: つもる
Romaji: tsumoru
English: to be piled up

Japanese: 山
Kana: やま
Romaji: yama
English: mountain

Kana: なる
English: to become

GRAMMAR BUILDER:

  • N + も: even N
  • V + れば: if V
  • N + と + なる: to become N