Sunday, May 13, 2012

Kotowaza #3: Bad news takes flight

Trying to move back into normality and routine, here's another proverb for us to remember:


[Image Source] Dark wings bring dark news.
Breaking it down, we have:

悪事, which is wickedness or evil, though in this case I think "badness" or "bad things" is better.

千里, which I think is 1,000 units in an old system of measurement for distance, but now just means "a long distance" or "far away."

走る, to run or travel.

So bad things travel a long way. In other words, "bad news travels quickly."

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