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roly poly bug

Postby yankumi » Fri 09.23.2005 11:49 pm

I am learning Japanese with my children, and we have tackled animals, now we are moving on to bugs. My two-year-old really loves the roly bug bugs we find in the yard--also called a wood louse, pillbug and sowbug. Here is a link showing the bug

http://shop.store.yahoo.com/insectlore/rolpilkit.html

We have a picture book from Japan called しげみむら おいしいむら that shows the bug, so am hoping it is something there is a Japanese word for. We did find a Japanese book at the library もりのむしとのはらのむし which pretty much has every bug every known--except for the pillbug.

Thanks!
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RE: roly poly bug

Postby skrhgh3b » Sat 09.24.2005 12:37 am

this doesn't come from any personal knowledge of mine, but i looked it up in the alc.co.jp database - if you're not using it yet, you should, because it's one of the most wonderful resources for english-speaking learners of japanese available on the internet. anyway, in japanese, a rolly polly or pill bug is called a だんご虫 (dango-mushi).

here's the link:

http://www2.alc.co.jp/ejr/index.php?word_in=pill+bug&word_in2=%82%A9%82%AB%82%AD%82%AF%82%B1&word_in3=PVawEWi72JXCKoa0Je
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RE: roly poly bug

Postby yankumi » Sat 09.24.2005 1:20 am

Thank you, both for the response and the website reference.
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