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船頭多くして船山に登る

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
せん
Grade: 2
とう > どう
Grade: 2
おお
Grade: 2
ふね
Grade: 2
やま
Grade: 1
のぼ
Grade: 3

EtymologyEdit

Literally, the boat with many captains will be driven up a mountain.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [sẽ̞ndo̞ː o̞ːkɯ̟ᵝ ɕite̞ ɸɯ̟ᵝne̞ ja̠ma̠ ɲ̟i no̞bo̞ɾɯ̟ᵝ]

IdiomEdit

船頭多くして船山に登る (hiragana せんどうおおくしてふねやまにのぼる, rōmaji sendō ōku shite fune yama ni noboru)

  1. too many cooks spoil the broth