The Japanese language is filled with idioms of all sorts, from classical references from ancient Chinese to modern colloquialisms used by college students and young salaryman. Whether you are traveling to Japan for fun or on business, or are living there, you'll find idioms indispensible to understanding and using the daily language. Browse below to find the ones you want or simply explore the many possible ways to express yourself in Japanese.
[やくにたつ, yaku ni tatsu] be useful; be fit for
[やくびょうがみ, yakubyougami] pest; odious person (lit.: pestilence god)
[やさきに, yasaki ni] just as
[やつあたりする, yatsu-atari suru] vent one's anger at everyone around
[やぶへびをだすな, yabu-hebi o dasu na] don’t drive a snake from a bamboo grove; let sleeping dogs lie