船頭多くして船山に登る

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 o̞ːkɯᵝ ɕite̞ ɸɯᵝne̞ ja̠ma̠ ni no̞βo̞ɾ̠ɯᵝ]

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, romaji sendō ōku shite fune yama ni noboru)

  1. too many cooks spoil the broth
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