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日本人の知らない日本語2



For once, Amazon JP's spam mail has something relevant for me. I saw this book and immediately rushed down to Kino to get it.

So now I'm a proud owner of this awesome book! From what little I have read, it's still as funny as ever. It also touches on some interesting trivial. Like do you know that 青い was actually used to describe a group of colours, including green? That is why the green traffic signal is described as 青い even though its blue.

And 緑 is used to describe "young" or "new bloom", so a newborn baby 赤ちゃ can be called みどり児. So interesting!

I hope a book 2 means the authors are going to continue writing. Will be keeping an eye out for their work!

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sakura_no_kage
Mar. 7th, 2010 03:56 am (UTC)
coz green was considered a shade of blue in ancient japan, like china.

have you read book 1? it's also funny :D
chrono_cross
Mar. 7th, 2010 04:00 am (UTC)
Ya I did. Loved it!

Posted about book 1 too:
http://chrono-cross.livejournal.com/326427.html =D
sakura_no_kage
Mar. 7th, 2010 04:02 am (UTC)
funny i never saw that entry before... >
chrono_cross
Mar. 7th, 2010 04:05 am (UTC)
I'm sure its easy to miss in the midst of your huge friend list. :p
sakura_no_kage
Mar. 7th, 2010 04:07 am (UTC)
blah haha.
i think it was during the time i came over, and without internet connection!
chrono_cross
Mar. 7th, 2010 04:09 am (UTC)
Oh ya, so how do you find bakemonogatari? Have you read the books?
sakura_no_kage
Mar. 7th, 2010 04:24 am (UTC)
haven't watched/read :x
i still have many yet to clear haha..
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