Midi Onodera

Testing the Waters

Proverb for September: 水を得た魚
Google Translation: (There were 2 translations for this proverb: “Fish out of water” and “Fish that got water”. The former is the one that appears most frequently).
The term refers to an individual who is succeeding in their chosen field and place of expertise. Since fish cannot live without water, it is a metaphor for an inseparable relationship. The phrase is attributed to Liu Bei’s remarks about Zhuge Liang, whom he welcomed with three courtesies in “Romance of the Three Kingdoms”. Hence, it is also used in the sense of being actively engaged in the right place. (Source: proverb-encyclopedia.com )

Posted September 1, 2022