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Re: [Lingo] 会うは別れのはじめ。 We never meet without parting.

Scott Robbins wrote:


"Wakare" a separation "no" in this case is like a possessive. So, A meeting is a separation's beginning.

Jim Breen wrote:
> The more common form is "逢うは別れの始め。", which is also in
> the Tanaka corpus. It appears on quite a lot of lists of
> kotowaza, and seems to have that or similar translations. A
> more chokuyaku translation might be "Meeting is the first stage
> of parting". That's kotowaza for you.

Thank you gentlemen. Yes this helps very much. Mostly I decided on the wrong meaning for の but the ことわざ makes it even more clear.

Steve S.

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