From the famous story of the race between Hare and Tortoise we learn many things one of which is the moral.

Slow and steady wins the race

Are there any equivalent proverbs/sayings to deal with situations like this in Korean language?


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There is one korean proverb that has the similar meaning:

잰 놈 뜬 놈만 못하다.

'재다' is an adjective which means 'quick' or 'fast' and '뜨다' as an adjective (not broadly used in Korean) means 'slow'. It literally translates to:

A quick guy is worse than a slow guy.

[네이버 국어사전]


I just come up with one traditional fairy tale "토끼와 거북이"(The hare and the turtle) which exactly describes the proverb you mentioned.

So Korean use that phrase like this : "Like the story of 토끼와 거북이, he finally wins the first prize in the competition."

  • Welcome to Korean SE. The OP is asking for a proverb. Can you write the full sentence in Korean? Also, please try to fix typos when you post an answer.
    – user7
    Commented Aug 20, 2016 at 7:25
  • I can't bring up any proverb now that means exactly the same thing the OP means. Do you want me to delete my answer?
    – JBL
    Commented Aug 20, 2016 at 7:38
  • No need to delete an answer. What I think @Rathony meant is to explain a little more or full sentence in Korean. Any effort is good as you did here. Thanks for your effort again.
    – bravokeyl
    Commented Aug 21, 2016 at 2:35

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