Example: Sometimes there are some truths that are better left.
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Even monkeys fall from trees. English Equivalent. Everyone makes mistakes. Notes. One of English Equivalent: Everyone makes mistakes. The meaning of an idiom can be simple to deduce. If a Japanese person was to say “even monkeys fall from trees” it might be possible to understand their meaning is that even experts can make mistakes.
Others require a bit of grounding in the culture to really understand. For instance, a Tibetan who asks if you plan to erect a beer tent is. From Even Monkeys Fall From Trees By Doug Lipp Introduction"Even Monkeys Fall From Trees" is an old Japanese proverb I particularly like. It means that regardless of how capable or skilled anyone is, sooner or later, we all lose our balance and make mistakes.
You have probably never seen a monkey fall from a tree, even in a zoo. But. Jul 28, Phrase consisting of 猿 (saru, “ monkey ”) + も (mo, “ even, also ”) + 木 (ki, “ tree ”) + から (kara, “ from ”) + 落ちる (ochiru, “ fall ”).    Literally “even monkeys fall from trees”.