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郷に入っては郷に従え

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ごう
Grade: 6

Grade: 1
ごう
Grade: 6
したが
Grade: 6

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Literally “entering the countryside, follow the custom (thereof).” Calque of Literary Chinese 入鄉隨俗.

ProverbEdit

郷に入っては郷に従え (hiragana ごうにいってはごうにしたがえ, rōmaji gō ni itte wa gō ni shitagae)

  1. when in Rome, do as the Romans do