Yakimochi – literally grilled rice cake. Why is this word used to refer to jealousy? This video explains a bit of the word’s etymology as well as how it is used.
s it just me or do we Filipinos tend to click our tongues a lot? I didn’t really notice until a Japanese friend pointed it out. Although, at that time I was deliberately being difficult, because sometimes emasculating my guy friends is my twisted way of showing fondness or affection.
All the studying I did back when I was in my home country amounted to very little success in communicating in Japan. My skills eventually improved, but not through books or exams. This video shows how I honed my skills, and no, it doesn’t really have anything to do with mushrooms, but who doesn’t like eringi, right?
Here are some Japanese words and expressions you can use on your next salon visit. Feel free to leave questions in the comment section below.
- カット (katto) – cut
- カラー (karā) – color
- グラデーション (guradēshon) – gradation
- ワンメーク (wanmēku) – one color dye
- ダブルカラー (daburu karā) – bleach + color
- リタッチ (ritacchi) – retouch; dyeing only the roots
- ハイライト (hairaito) – highlights
- ローライト (rōraito) – lowlights
- エクステ (ekuste) – extensions
- トリートメント (torītomento) – treatment
- パーマ (pāma) – perm
- デジタルパーマ (dejitaru pāma) – digital perm, often abbreviated as dejipāma
- エアウェーブ (ea wēbu) – a type of perm that produces looser curls
- ポイントパーマ (pointo pāma) – perming a part of one’s hair, like the fringe for example
- 縮毛矯正 (shukumōkyōsei) – hair straightening
- ヘアセット (hea setto) – hair set (when you want to have your hair done professionally before an event or a shoot)
- メイク (meiku) – make-up
- シャンプー (shampū) – shampoo
- ブロー (burō) – blow dry
Continue reading Useful Japanese Words for Going to a Hair Salon
It’s rather easy to pick up Japanese vocabulary related to love and relationships when you’re exposed to popular media. Just listening to a song or watching a drama could help you learn expressions that depict love in all its wondrous glory. For this video, however, I focused on the messy side of romantic endeavors. So if you’re feeling unhappy in love, let’s learn a few words and drink to that.
01. 別れた(wakareta; verb, past plain form)
meaning: to break up
Kareshi to wakareta.
My boyfriend and I broke up. Continue reading 6 Japanese Words for the Lovelorn