木を見て森を見ず、細部にとらわれて［こだわって］全体を見ない、ささいなことにこだわって全体が見えない、小事にとらわれて［細部にこだわって］大局を見失う［が見えない］ 【表現パターン】can't ［fail to］ see the forest ［wood］ for the trees
cannot see the forest for the trees
→can't ［fail to］ see the forest ［wood］ for the trees 【表現パターン】cannot ［fail to］ see the forest ［wood］ for the trees
He can't see the forest for the trees.
You can't see the forest for the trees.
If you study Silicon Valley, what you see is something that looks like a forest where trees grow tall, produce seeds that drop and start new trees, and eventually the older trees mature and stop growing or worse, die of disease and rot, but the new trees grow up even taller and stronger.
シリコンバレーを研究すると、木が高く育ち、その種が落ちて新しい木が生え、やがて古い木は成熟して成長を止めるか、悪ければ病気や腐敗で死にいたるが、新しい木が古い木よりずっと高く強く育つ森のようなものが見えてくる。◆【出典】英文："The Darwinian Evolution of Startup Hubs" by Fred Wilson、和訳：yomoyomo◆【License】CC BY 3.0"DARW-EVO", "2363273"
and had got into a part of the island where the live-oaks grew more widely apart and seemed more like forest trees in their bearing and dimensions.
Nature is very important to us in NZ along with 'eco （nature-friendly）-tourism' and so Japanese coming to NZ can of course see wild albatross, the world's rarest Yellow-Eyed penguin, they can swim with dolphins, see giant whales or explore ancient rain forests filled with giant trees.
"the water was transparent as the purest ether through which I was gliding, and deep below the surface I could see the strange plants that stretched up their long arms towards me like the gigantic trees of the forest.