Body Parts in Japanese Part 2

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Let’s continue from the previous “Body Part Lesson Part 1”

1.  あご)( = ago)  chin

2. 背中せなか)( = senaka)  back

3. こし) ( = koshi ) (also ウエスト( = uesuto ) lower back

4. お尻おしり)( = oshiri)   (also しり)shiri)  

お尻 ( = oshiri) butt is more polite 

5. むね) ( = mune)   (also バスト( =  basuto)  referring women’s breast ) chest / breast

6. ひじ) ( = hiji)  elbow(s)

*Actually Maggie has four “legs” but let’s think of her forelegs as arms.)

7. お腹おなか)( = onaka)  ( 腹はら)( = hara) ) =  abdomen, belly, stomach 

* お腹 ( = onaka) Onaka is more polite and sounds cuter like tummy)  

8. ひざ)hiza knees

9. あし)ashi legs / feet

Did you memorize them? OK, test yourself again with the following picture!

 

Note : Maggie doesn’t have a tail (anymore) but tail in Japanese is 尻尾 ( = shippo) or simply   ( = o)

How to use them :

Ex. 1 ) お腹がすいた/ すきました (→more polite) 

= Onaka ga suita/ sukimashita 

or

お腹が減った/ 減りました (→more polite) 

= Onaka ga hetta/  herimashita

 I am hungry

Ex. 2 ) • (body part) が痛い  

= (body partga itai. 

=  hurts. /I have ***ache/pain.

Ex.  腰が痛い

= koshi ga itai.

 My lower back hurts.

Q u i z ! :ii:

:l: OK, now it’s time for advanced level people.

Fill out the blanks!! :u:

1) How do you say a person who is evil-minded.

(   )黒い 

= (          )  guroi

い   ( = kuroi)  black)

2) How do you say “running over budget”?

(   )が出る 

= (             )  ga deru.

出る ( = deru ) stick out)

3) When you are starving, you say,

(   )(   )がくっつく。 

=(            )  to(            ) ga kuttsuku.

くっつく ( = kuttsuku )  stick together)

4) How do you say face-to-face in Japanese using the above mentioned body part?

(    ) (       )を付き合わせる。  

= (            )  to (              )   wo tsukiawaseru.

付き合わせる ( = tsukiawaseru)  to get closer)

5)How do you say when you fall flat on your behind?

(   )を付く 

shiri (           )    wo tsuku.

( 付く ( = tsuku) :to pound ) (hint : Japanese food)


6) When you are excited expecting upcoming fun event, you say

胸が(    )。

= mune ga (            ) 

(hint : verb)


みんな、出来た?( = minna dekita?) Did you finish them alright?


(答え)( = kotae )  Answers

1)  = はら ( = hara)

2)  = あし ( = ashi)

3)お腹= おなか  ( = onaka)  & 背中 = せなか ( =  senaka)  (There is a children song, too!)

4)   = ひざ( = hiza ) &   = ひざ ( = hiza)  

5) = もち ( = mochi ) = Sticky rice cake (Japanese people eat mochi especially on New Year’s Day)

6) 踊る odoru = to dance


 

frenchbulldogマギー先生より = Maggie Sensei yori = From Maggie-Sensei

私、ナイスバディーでしょ〜! 

= Watashi naisu badii de shoo!

= Don’t you think I have a really nice body?



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