Idiom of the Month

This article originally featured in the April 2021 issue of Connect.

by Lara Yi (Incoming JET)

tonari no shibafu ha aoi

The meaning of tonari no shibafu ha aoi is that the grass is always greener on the other side.

proverb Breakdown (1)
隣 / となり / tonari / the other side
芝生 / しばふ / shibafu / grass
青い / あおい / aoi / green or blue