1

So, I'm living in Japan right now, and I've been stocking up on idioms to make my speaking a little less stilted. In English, I like to proceed an idiom with something like "You know what they say," or "We have a saying-" but I can't find a similar structure in Japanese via googling, and of course Genki isn't very useful either. Is there something like that in Japanese?

2

I think you could say:

(ほら、)よく言うでしょう、~~って。
(ほら、)よく言うだろう、~~って。 (← casual, masculine)
(ほら、)よく言うじゃないですか、~~って。
(ほら、)よく言うじゃない、~~って。(← casual, a bit feminine)
etc...

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.