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Japanese Proverbs & Sayings

Uwasa o Sureba Kage

Last update January 5, 2020


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Gossip brings the shadow of the person being gossiped.

Uwasa o Sureba Kage


Words: Uwasa = gossip, rumor / o = accusative joshi particle / すれば Sureba = if one do something; a form of the verb Suru: do + ba: subjunctive joshi particle / Kage = a shadow /

Pronunciation: [woo-wah-sah-oh-sue-reh-bah kah-ghe] 

English Equivalent: Talk of the devil and he is sure to appear. / Talk about the devil, look who's here.

Notes: The meaning and usage are the same as of the English equivalents.