Saturday, October 27, 2012

Japanese Words for the Day: Under-Water Life 3

 Marlin is カジキ (Kajiki)
 Mussels are ムール貝 (Murugai)
 Oyster is 牡蠣 (Kaki)
 Mullet is ボラ (Bora)
Octopus is  (Tako)

5 comments:

  1. Tako doesn't sound as dangerous as octopus :)

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  2. I have tried to get a very very basic understanding of the Japanese written language, but it still does not make any sense. But Kaki is fun to say!

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    1. With borrowed Chinese letters, and two sets of symbols representing sounds; it does get confusing.

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing these things, Adam. Somehow some of the words in Japanese seem easier than in English! Love your posts.

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  4. Interesting translations, although sea food is still blah to me.

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