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魚心あれば水心あり

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
うお
Grade: 2
こころ
Grade: 2
みず
Grade: 1
こころ
Grade: 2
kun’yomi

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EtymologyEdit

Literally, "if the water is kind to the fish, the fish will be kind to the water".

IdiomEdit

魚心あれば水心あり (hiragana うおこころあればみずこころあり, rōmaji uo kokoro areba mizu kokoro ari)

  1. if you show someone favor, they will show favor to you in return