Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level

能ある鷹は爪を隠す, 能有る鷹は爪を隠す, 脳ある鷹は爪を隠す

Kana Reading
のうあるたかはつめをかくす
Romaji
nōarutakahatsumewokakusu
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
    Meaning
    a wise man keeps some of his talents in reserve; one shouldn't show off; the person who knows most often says least; a skilled hawk hides its talons

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