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  1. gTana kara Botamochi or Tanabotah

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    The proverb means that an unexpected good luck happens to smile on you, like a rice cake dumpling covered with sweet bean paste falls into your open mouth while you lie down under the shelf.

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    You may come across similar conversations.

    gI hear she received a massive fortune from a distant relative.h

    g Thatfs exactly the case to say Tanakara Botamochi or Tanabota.h

  2. gMottai naih

    The phrase has three meanings.

    1. gracious:

      It is (mottai nai) gracious of you to make my coffee.@

      It is (mottai nai) gracious of you to take the trouble to come and see us.@@@@@

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    2. too good for:

      His wife is (mottai nai) too good for him.

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    3. Spending money on things that you don't need is (mottai nai) just like throwing it away.

      It is (mottai nai) simply a waste to use so many sheets of paper.

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