Japanese Proverb: Even Monkeys Fall from Trees

Japanese Proverb: Saru mo ki kara ochiru

An old Japanese proverb says:
猿も木から落ちる.
Saru mo ki kara ochiru .
Even monkeys fall from trees.

猿:saru: monkey
木: ki: tree
落ちる: ochiru : to fall: to drop

A monkey is was born to climb trees, it is very good at climbing.
However sometimes the monkey falls from the tree.
When that happens it gets up and start climbing again.

How does this proverb apply to your Japanese studies?

You will make mistakes no matter what!

Native Japanese speakers make mistakes all the time so it is impossible for you to NOT make mistakes.

Sometimes studying Japanese may be hard but keep going, and keep making mistakes so you can learn from them. Your Japanese will not improve if you are afraid to make mistakes because you are embarrassed. Be courageous, the more mistakes you make the more errors you can fix.

Ganbatte kudasai.


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Saru mo ki kara ochiru — Even monkeys fall from trees.
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