刀 Japanese Sword


Japanese Sword

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Japanese sword



The word:

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katana

Japanese sword

katana sword




剃刀 kami sori – razor [I]

竹刀 shi nai – bamboo sword [A]
太刀打ち tachi uchi – to cross swords, to compete [A]

In
this historic duel between the last of the hashi-clan and the katana
clan,The sword was proven to be indeed, mighter than the chopsticks


SUGGESTED USAGE:

クレイの諺:「確かに刀ははしに勝る」
kurei no kotowaza: tashikani katana wa hashi ni masaru.

Clay’s proverb: Most assuredly, the sword is mightier than the chopsticks.

ABOUT SUGGESTED USAGE:

クレイの諺 kurei no kotowaza – Clay’s (that’s me) proverb

確かに tashika ni – surely

はし hashi – chopsticks
勝る masaru – to be better than…, superior to…
刀ははしに勝る katana wa hashi ni masaru – ~(the thing superior) wa ~(the thing inferior) ni masaru.

NOTE: – Instead of using MASARU, a more common way of saying basically the same thing (less proverbial) using ~yori:
刀ははしより強い。 katana wa hashi yori tsuyoi. – The sword / chopsticks less than / strong The sword is stronger than chopsticks.
– Not to confuse you, but we can switch the 2 around to say

はしは刀より弱い。 hashi wa katana yori yowai – The chopsticks / sword less than / weak Chopsticks are weaker than the sword.
Got it? It seems confusing at first and at second, but at third… HO HO!


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