The accuracy of the Japanese language

  • Published on : 27/12/2018
  • by : C.L
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A word for every little thing

If you've ever traveled to Japan, you've probably noticed that there is often a word for everything. The Japanese language is rich and flirtatious in expression. Discover the anthology and precision of the beautiful language! 

Thus, if we take the example of the tea ceremony, the towel used by the host to wipe the utensils is called fujusa, while the one used by the guests to place the small cakes on it before eating them is called kaishi.

Another example: are chopsticks. A distinction is made between chopsticks for daily use, nuribashi, and those used by guests and, therefore, for single-use, called waribashi. But there is also a specific name for toribashi serving chopsticks or those used for cooking, saibashi.

Tea is whipped in the tea ceremony

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Baguettes japonaises traditionnelles

Traditional Japanese chopsticks

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