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Japanese Proverbs & Sayings

Aku-sen Mi ni Tsuka-zu

Last update January 5, 2020


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Ill money soon leaves you.

Aku-sen Mi ni Tsuka-zu


Words: 悪銭 Aku-sen = bad money / Mi = body, oneself / ni = dative joshi particle / 付かず Tsuka-zu = not stay

Pronunciation: [ah-coo-sen mee-knee-too-kah-zoo] 

English Equivalent: Ill got, ill spent. / Easy come, easy go. / A fool and his money are soon parted.

Notes: Money obtained illegally or without effort such as through gambling doesn't stay with you; it's spent quickly and easily.