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学びて思わざれば則ち罔し

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
まな
Grade: 1
おも
Grade: 2
すなわ
Grade: 5
くら
Hyōgaiji
kun’yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese: 學而不思則罔

IdiomEdit

学びて思わざれば則ち罔し (hiragana まなびておもわざればすなわちくらし, rōmaji manabite omowazareba sunawachi kurashi)

  1. If one learns without thinking, one will be lost in his learning. That is, if one does not think about what one learns, he will not arrive at the truth of it.

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