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.
In the Philippines, the culture of nitpicking is so prevalent that people feel entitled to comment on another person’s physical attributes all the time, most especially during the holiday season. I think we need to re-examine our attitude toward this. We all deserve to be happy, regardless of our physical make-up.
Located at the fringes of western Tokyo, Okutama is a town that offers the quiet majesty of nature to anyone who drops by for a visit. I walked the Otama Trail for my first ever solo hike, which gave way to a lot of reflection.
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