いちゃりばちょーでー【行逢りば兄弟】 : ichariba choodee | define meaning
Region: Ryukyu (Okinawa)
ichariba choodee [ʔit͡ɕaɾibat͡ɕoːdeː]
- (Proverb) "From the moment we meet, we are like brothers and sisters"; "From the moment we meet, we become family"; "Once together, friends forever"; "Brothers (sisters) by chance"
From the conditional form of the verb いちゃいん【行逢ん】 ichain "to meet by chance" and the noun ちょーでー【兄弟】 choodee "brothers and sisters; siblings".
This Okinawan expression has no direct equivalent in Japanese or in English. Similar English expressions and proverbs might be "We are all connected", "No man is an island", "It takes two to tango", "Brother from another mother", "It takes a heap of living to make a house a home".