HELP!! whats the meaning of this Japanese proverb? "Furuki o tashi ne, Atara shi ke o shiro"?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It should be "Furuki wo tazune te, Atarashi ki wo shiru". Originally this proverb comes from ancient Chinese, "Analects of Confucius". It is also known as "温故知新 (on ko chi shin)".

    温:tazune (te), to revise/consider

    故:furuki (wo), what is old

    知:shiru, to understand/know

    新:atarashiki (wo), what is new

    The meaning of the proverb would be "one is able to derive new understanding while revising what he has learned" on the website below.

    http://www.chinese-wiki.com/Verse_11-Analects_of_C...

    Hope this helps.

    Source(s): mother tongue
  • 1 decade ago

    furuki wo tazune te atarashiki wo shiru

    =onkochishin

    =he that would know what shall be must consider what has been.

    furuki = old

    tazune = examine, check

    atarashiki = new

    shiru = learn, find, realize

    this proverb is chinese one.

    'furuki wo ~' is japanese translation.

    'onko chishin' is chinese reading.

    Source(s): majored in japanese literature
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