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捕らぬ狸の皮算用

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
たぬき
Hyōgaiji
かわ
Grade: 3
さん > ざん
Grade: 2
よう
Grade: 2

EtymologyEdit

Literally, counting the skins of uncaught raccoon dogs.

ProverbEdit

捕らぬ狸の皮算用 (hiragana とらぬたぬきのかわざんよう, rōmaji toranu tanuki no kawazan'yō)

  1. don't count your chickens before they're hatched

Derived termsEdit