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Baka mo Yasumi Yasumi Ie (馬鹿も休み休み言え – Stop Talking Nonsense)

  • Baka mo Yasumi Yasumi Ie


    When someone says many ridiculous things, the following phrase may help you.

    Baka mo yasumi yasumi ie (馬鹿も休み休み言え).

    Since baka (馬鹿) means “idiot/silly,” yasumi (休み) means “rest,” and ie (言え) is the imperative form of “to say,” the literal meaning of baka mo yasumi yasumi ie is “Say something silly after getting rest.”
    「馬鹿」は “idiot”、「休み」は “rest” を意味し、「言え」は “to say” の命令形であるため、「馬鹿も休み休み言え」の文字どおりの意味は “Say something silly after getting rest” となります。

    In other words, this phrase means “Don’t say many silly things continuously” and “You have to think more carefully before you say something.”

    This phrase is sometimes used in movies or comics, but it is rarely used in our real lives.

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