Idiom of the Day

From: Japanese language


Pronunciation: “saru mo ki kara ochiru”

Literal meaning: Even monkeys fall from the trees

Meaning: “You can’t be the best all of the time”

English equivalent:  “everyone makes mistakes”, “no one is perfect”

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Idiom of the Day

Persian Language

Pronunciation: Baron mesleh dobeh asb mirized

Literally: “It is raining like a horse’s tail”

English Equivalent: “It’s raining cats and dogs”
Source:  Adam Jacot de Boinod for Lonely Planet Magazine,