Does anyone know how to properly write "flow like water" in Japanese kanji? Nagareru koto Mizu no gotoshi in hiragana I think. I took a year of Japanese in college but unfortunately was unable to come back to it when I entered my career field. I remember nagareru meaning flowing, and Mizu as water. From what I can gather gotoshi means “like” or “same as”. I can not remember koto other than meaning “thing”. I think it changes the meaning if used after a verb. In a forum I found 流如水 to be the correct kanji but I don't know entirely and I want this to be correct.