Body Idioms Part IV

Chiyon
BODY IDIOMS Part IV

 

And a few more body idioms in Japanese from Chiyon:

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Bulletin耳にたこができる
(みみにたこができる)

This literally means to “have sore ears.”

 

 

I think it is common for parents to have to tell children many, many, many times to clean up their stuff.   Just think of your own childhood--or, maybe I was just an unusual child… ^^;

 

And when these children hear the same thing over and over from their parents, especially when they are being scolded or receiving a lecture, they get an earful and are tired of it. In such a situation, you use this expression.

 


その話は、耳にたこができるほどなんども聞かされた。

sono hanashi wa, mimi ni tako ga dekiru hodo nandomo kikasareta

I heard that for the umpteenth time. 


先生が、うるさく何度も同じことを注意するので、耳にたこができた。

sensei ga, urusaku nando mo onaji koto o chuui suru node, mimi ni tako ga dekita.

I'm sick and tired of my teacher lecturing me over and over.

 

 

 

 

Bulletin足が棒になる
(あしがぼうになる)

This literally means “one’s legs change to sticks.”

 

If you are not used to walking a lot, and suddenly wal