Jul 11, 2005

Kotowaza of the day: I heard it at the dollar store

Japanese:
安物買いの銭失い

Romanized:
Yasumono-kai no zeni-ushinai

Meaning of Japanese:
Buying cheap goods is a waste of money

English equivalent:
Penny wise and pound foolish

Related expression:
You get what you pay for

2 Comments:

At 7/12/2005 1:10 PM, Blogger John said...

Is that similar to "You get what you pay for"? Or is there a Kotozawa equivalent to that saying?

 
At 7/13/2005 10:28 PM, Blogger eBohn said...

It sounds similar enough to fit in the "related" category. Thanks!

 

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