Unit Objectives

TIME:  2 weeks

By the end of this unit, you will be able to:

  • recognize some common Japanese proverbs.
  • understand the meanings behind these proverbs.
  • be able to employ proverbs appropriately in conversation.

By the end of this unit, you will have learned:

  • Japanese proverbs.
  • whatever it is that Japanese proverbs reveal about unique aspects of Japanese thinking.
  • new kanji necessary to read or write the proverbs you’ve learned.
  • Japanese versions of proverbs commonly used in the US.