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Have a Walking Stick at the Ready Before You Stumble

Japan koro ba nu saki no tsue
Have a Walking Stick at the Ready Before You Stumble Vertical Wall Scroll

This Japanese proverb literally translates as: Have a walking stick ready before stumbling.

This is similar to the English idiom, "A stitch in time saves nine."

In simple terms, this means: Always be prepared in advance.


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.


See Also:  Fix Roof Before the Rain; Dig the Well Before You Are Thirsty

Fix roof before the rain;
Dig the well before you are thirsty

China bǔ lòu chèn tiān qíng wèi kě xiān jué jǐng
Fix roof before the rain; / Dig the well before you are thirsty Vertical Wall Scroll

This Chinese proverb literally translates as: Mend the roof while the weather is fine, [and when you are] not yet thirsty, dig the well beforehand.

In simple terms, this means: Always be prepared in advance.


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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your ready search...

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin kěn / ken3
Taiwan k`en / ken
Japanese kō
Fix roof before the rain; / Dig the well before you are thirsty Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese to agree; to consent; to be ready (to do something); willing
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

貞烈

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Mandarin zhēn liè / zhen1 lie4
Taiwan chen lieh
Japanese teiretsu / teretsu / ていれつ
Fix roof before the rain; / Dig the well before you are thirsty Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese ready to die to preserve one's chastity
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) extreme faithfulness

転ばぬ先の杖

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Japanese korobanusakinotsue / ころばぬさきのつえ Japanese (expression) prevention is better than cure; an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure; look before you leap; forewarned is forearmed; a stitch in time saves nine; have a walking stick ready before stumbling


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Mandarin bèi / bei4
Taiwan pei
Japanese sonae / そなえ    sonau / そなう
Chinese to prepare; get ready; to provide or equip
Japanese (surname, female given name) Sonae; (personal name) Sonau
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin tuǒ / tuo3
Taiwan t`o / to
Japanese yasura / やすら    yasushi / やすし
Chinese suitable; adequate; ready; settled
Japanese (female given name) Yasura; (given name) Yasushi

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Mandarin/ de2
Taiwan te
Japanese toku / とく    u / う
Chinese to have to; must; ought to; to need to; structural particle: used after a verb (or adjective as main verb), linking it to following phrase indicating effect, degree, possibility etc; to obtain; to get; to gain; to catch (a disease); proper; suitable; proud; contented; to allow; to permit; ready; finished
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (1) (also written as 徳) profit; advantage; benefit; gain; (2) {Buddh} rebirth in paradise, entering nirvana; (v2a-s,vt) (1) (See 得る・うる) to get; to acquire; to obtain; to procure; to earn; to win; to gain; to secure; to attain; (2) (as 〜することを得, etc.) to be possible; (surname) Toku
prāp; prāpta. To get, obtain, attain to; got, obtained, etc; to obtain


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Mandarin xiàn / xian4
Taiwan hsien
Japanese gen / げん
Chinese to appear; present; now; existing; current
Japanese (prefix) present (e.g. government, administration); current; existing; (personal name) Yukitoshi; (personal name) Sachio; (given name) Gen; (female given name) Utsutsu; (given name) Akira
Appear, apparent; manifest, visible; now; present; ready; manifestation

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Mandarin/ yi4
Taiwan i
Japanese yoku / よく
Chinese assist; ready to fly; respect
Japanese (personal name) Yoku


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Mandarin dùn / dun4
Taiwan tun
Japanese tomi / とみ
Chinese to stop; to pause; to arrange; to lay out; to kowtow; to stamp (one's foot); at once; classifier for meals, beatings, scoldings etc: time, bout, spell, meal
Japanese (adj-na,adv) (kana only) nothing but; earnest; intent; determined; set on (something); (surname) Tomi
To fall headlong, prostrate; at one time, at once; suddenly; immediate; a pause; to stamp; make ready; used chiefly in contrast with 漸 gradually.


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Mandarin yuàn / yuan4
Taiwan yüan
Japanese gan / がん
Chinese to hope; to wish; to desire; hoped-for; ready; willing; sincere
Japanese prayer; wish; vow; (female given name) Nozomi; (female given name) Negau; (f,p) Negai
praṇihita; praṇidhāna; resolve, will, desire, cf. 誓.

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Mandarin rèn / ren4
Taiwan jen
Chinese cooked food; to cook (until ready)

いい

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Japanese ii / i / いい Japanese (adj-ix) (1) (See 良い・よい・1) good; excellent; fine; nice; pleasant; agreeable; (2) (See 良い・よい・2) sufficient (can be used to turn down an offer); ready; prepared; (3) (See 良い・よい・3) profitable (e.g. deal, business offer, etc.); beneficial; (4) (See 良い・よい・4) OK

中食

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Mandarin zhōng shí / zhong1 shi2
Taiwan chung shih
Japanese nakashoku;chuushoku / nakashoku;chushoku / なかしょく;ちゅうしょく
Japanese (noun/participle) ready-made meal, usually purchased in store and taken home; home replacement meal; HMR; (surname) Nakajiki
The midday meal, after which nothing whatever may be eaten.

了當


了当

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Mandarin liǎo dàng / liao3 dang4
Taiwan liao tang
Chinese frank; outspoken; ready; settled; in order; (old) to deal with; to handle

佳い

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Japanese yoi / よい Japanese (adjective) (1) (kana only) good; excellent; fine; nice; pleasant; agreeable; (2) sufficient (can be used to turn down an offer); ready; prepared; (3) profitable (e.g. deal, business offer, etc.); beneficial; (4) OK

停當


停当

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Mandarin tíng dàng / ting2 dang4
Taiwan t`ing tang / ting tang
Chinese settled; accomplished; ready

備妥


备妥

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Mandarin bèi tuǒ / bei4 tuo3
Taiwan pei t`o / pei to
Chinese to get something ready

備料


备料

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Mandarin bèi liào / bei4 liao4
Taiwan pei liao
Chinese to get the materials ready; to prepare feed (for livestock)

冷水

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Mandarin lěng shuǐ / leng3 shui3
Taiwan leng shui
Japanese reisui / resui / れいすい
Chinese cold water; unboiled water; fig. not yet ready (of plans)
Japanese cold water; (surname) Reisui; (surname) Ryoumi; (place-name, surname) Hiyamizu; (place-name) Hyamizu; (place-name, surname) Shimizu

即妙

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Japanese sokumyou / sokumyo / そくみょう Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) ready wit

即諾

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Japanese sokudaku / そくだく Japanese (noun/participle) ready consent

吉い

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Japanese yoi / よい Japanese (adjective) (1) (kana only) good; excellent; fine; nice; pleasant; agreeable; (2) sufficient (can be used to turn down an offer); ready; prepared; (3) profitable (e.g. deal, business offer, etc.); beneficial; (4) OK

吊し

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Japanese tsurushi / つるし Japanese ready-made clothing; off-the-rack clothing

吊裝


吊装

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Mandarin diào zhuāng / diao4 zhuang1
Taiwan tiao chuang
Chinese to construct by hoisting ready-built components into place

善い

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Japanese yoi / よい Japanese (adjective) (1) (kana only) good; excellent; fine; nice; pleasant; agreeable; (2) sufficient (can be used to turn down an offer); ready; prepared; (3) profitable (e.g. deal, business offer, etc.); beneficial; (4) OK

土牛

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Mandarin tǔ niú / tu3 niu2
Taiwan t`u niu / tu niu
Japanese dogyuu / dogyu / どぎゅう    togyuu / togyu / とぎゅう
Chinese clay ox; mound of earth on a dike (ready for emergency repairs)
Japanese (given name) Dogyuu; (personal name) Togyuu

好い

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Japanese yoi / よい Japanese (adjective) (1) (kana only) good; excellent; fine; nice; pleasant; agreeable; (2) sufficient (can be used to turn down an offer); ready; prepared; (3) profitable (e.g. deal, business offer, etc.); beneficial; (4) OK

妥當


妥当

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Mandarin tuǒ dang / tuo3 dang5
Taiwan t`o tang / to tang
Chinese appropriate; proper; ready
Japanese See: 妥当

定當


定当

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Mandarin dìng dāng / ding4 dang1
Taiwan ting tang
Japanese jōtō
Chinese settled; ready; finished; necessarily
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

宜い

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Japanese yoi / よい Japanese (irregular kanji usage) (adjective) (1) (kana only) good; excellent; fine; nice; pleasant; agreeable; (2) sufficient (can be used to turn down an offer); ready; prepared; (3) profitable (e.g. deal, business offer, etc.); beneficial; (4) OK

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Have a Walking Stick at the Ready Before You Stumble転ばぬ先の杖koro ba nu saki no tsue
korobanusakinotsue
Fix roof before the rain; Dig the well before you are thirsty補漏趁天晴未渴先掘井
补漏趁天晴未渴先掘井
bǔ lòu chèn tiān qíng wèi kě xiān jué jǐng
bu3 lou4 chen4 tian1 qing2 wei4 ke3 xian1 jue2 jing3
bu lou chen tian qing wei ke xian jue jing
pu lou ch`en t`ien ch`ing wei k`o hsien chüeh ching
pu lou chen tien ching wei ko hsien chüeh ching
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.



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