Category Archives: Japanese / Japonais

One-letter- word ひらがな 一文字(ひともじ)の ことば

There are 46(!) basic syllables in Japanese. It’s a whole lot more than the English alphabet. The good news is, if you consider this a good news that is, just one of those 46 letters can be a word. For … Continue reading

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mikkabozu – 三日坊主 – みっかぼうず 

Connaissez-vous un mot/expression japonais “mikka bozu” ? Vous abandonnez quelque chose après (seulement) trois jours, même si vous vous engagez à le faire. Littéralement, cela signifie un moine de trois jours. 三日(みっか)(mikka) signifie 3 jours. 坊主(ぼうず)(bozu) est un moine. L’histoire … Continue reading

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Mikkabozu - 三日坊主 - みっかぼうず

Do you know a Japanese word/expression ” mikka bozu”? You quit something after (only) three days even if you pledge to do it.  Literally it means a three-day-monk. 三日(みっか)(mikka) means 3 days. 坊主(ぼうず)(bozu) is a monk. So the story behind … Continue reading

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