Body Parts in Japanese Part 1

August 1, 2009 in Vocabulary


face1

今日は体の部分の名称を勉強しましょう。まずは顔からね!

Kyou wa karada no bubun no meishou wo benkyou shimasou. Mazu wa kao kara ne!

We’ll study the parts of the body today. First, let’s start from the facial area.

  1. (あたま) atama head
  2. (ひたい) hitai forehead
  3. (め) me eye(s)
  4. (はな) hana nose
  5. (みみ) mimi ear(s)
  6. (くち) kuchi mouth
  7. (した) shita tongue
  8. (ゆび) yubi finger(s)
  9. (て) te hand(s)
  10. (つめ) tsume nail(s)
  11. (くび) kubi neck

皆、覚えましたか?それではもう1回、チェックをしてみましょう!

Mina oboemashitaka? Soredewa mou ikkai chekku wo shite mimashou!

Did you remember all of them? Then why don’t you test yourself?

:u:

face2

ここからは中級レベルです。上記の体の名称を使った表現の一部を紹介します!

Koko karawa chuukyuu no reberu desu. Jyouki no karada no meishou wo tsukatta hyougen no ichibu wo shoukai shimasu!

The following lesson is for intermediate students.Here are some of the expressions using the above body parts names.

*猫のほどの  

= Neko no hitai hodono (very narrow space)

Ex. 猫のほどの庭に花を植える

= Neko no hitai hodo no niwa ni hana wo ueru.

(to plant flowers in the very small yard.)


* の垢を煎じて飲む 

= Tsume no aka wo senjite nomu.

= to follow in someone’s footsteps

(元の意味Moto no imi Original meaning)

:jjj: * の垢 = Tsume no aka dirt in one’s nails

* 煎じる senjiru to brew (medicine, tea)

:mrgreen: (to have someone’s nail dirt after brewing…..kinda yucky, huh?)

(類似語 ruijigo synonym =見習う Minarau = to learn from someone’s good behavior or good deeds. To emulate. )

Ex. あなたも彼のの垢を煎じて飲んだらどうなの?

Anata mo kare no tsume no aka demo sennjite nondara dounano?

You should follow in his footsteps. (You should learn from him!)

*開いたが塞がらない 

= Aita kuchi ga fusagaranai

= to be astounded — in a negative way — by someone’s behavior.

Ex. 何度も同じ間違いをするなんて、開いたが塞がりません。

= Nando mo onaji machigai wo surunante aita kuchi ga fusagarimasen.

(I can’t believe you made the same mistakes over and over! )

* (の中)に入れても痛くない me (no naka) ni iretemo itakunai

(When you love little child so much.)

Ex.孫が可愛くてに入れても痛くない。

= Mago ga kawaikute me ni iretemo itakunai.

(I just adore my grandchild!)

* 仕事をになる

= Shigoto wo kubi ni naru

= (to get fired)

Ex. 昨日、仕事をになりました。

Kinou shigoto wo kubi ni narimashita.

(I got fired yesterday.)

frenchbulldog体の部分の名称を使った表現は山ほどあります。これからも少しずつ紹介していきますね。

Karada no bubun no meishou wo tsukatta hyogen wa yama hodo arimasu.

Korekara mo sukoshi zutsu shoukai shite ikimasune.

(There are so many expressions with body parts. I will post them little by little.)

Maggie :D