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The Fingers

Post by AmaiChi » Sun 02.10.2008 4:04 am

Does each finger have it's own meaning.
On a Japanese drama(One Pound Gospel) Kousaku held up his pinky while saying "Promise". Is this what a pinky represents? If so what do the other fingers mean?
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Post by gfunk » Sun 02.10.2008 4:35 am

Check this link:
http://thejapanesepage.com/readarticle. ... cle_id=100

I haven't really asked any Japanese people about the meaning of their other fingers... haha. so maybe someone else can help me on that one...

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Post by katafei » Sun 02.10.2008 4:49 am

there is some more on fingers here


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Post by arbalest71 » Sun 02.10.2008 4:57 am

AmaiChi wrote:
Does each finger have it's own meaning.
On a Japanese drama(One Pound Gospel) Kousaku held up his pinky while saying "Promise". Is this what a pinky represents? If so what do the other fingers mean?
I don't know about all of the fingers, but the pinky is used for promising. Children link pinkies to seal a promise. It is called "yubikiri".
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Post by saraLynne » Sun 02.10.2008 7:35 am

That particular one isn't limited to Japan, either. When I was a child, we always used the"pinky swear" to make promises. :)
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Post by Dehitay » Sun 02.10.2008 12:19 pm

Each finger also has a family relationship attached. Going from thumb to pinky: father, mother, older brother, older sister, younger brother. I believe they use this system in Japanese sign language too. I've heard a number of stories where Japanese sign language users came to the US and surprised a few people while talking about their older brother or eldest son.
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