Narau yori Narero (習うより慣れよ – Practice Makes Perfect)


  • Narau yori Narero

    習うより慣れよ


    In my university, education based on practice has been performed.
    私の大学では、実践に基づいた教育が行われています。

    It is also important to learn from people and books, but if you want to acquire practical skills efficiently, you should gain practical experience.
    人や本から学ぶことも大事ですが、それよりも実践的な経験を重ねたほうが、よりよく技能を身につけることができます。

    There is a proverb that says this fact, ‘narau yori nareyo‘ (習うより慣れよ).
    このことを表すことわざに、「習うより慣れろ」があります。

    Narau‘ (習う) means “to learn” or “to study,” ‘nareru‘ (慣れる) means “to get used to something,” so the literal meaning of this proverb is “It is better to get used to it than learn it.”
    「習う」は “to learn” や “to study” を、「慣れる」は “to get used to” を意味するので、「習うより慣れよ」は “It is better to get used to it than learn it.” という意味になります。

    The similar fact can be described in English as “Practice makes perfect.”
    英語では “Practice makes perfect” のように表現されます。

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