Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com

View topic - 指

Japanese, general discussion on the language

Postby m_ » Mon 12.24.2007 12:08 am

I'm really curious and would like to know why the small finger 指 means boyfriend/girlfriend in Japanese?
m_
 
Posts: 164
Joined: Sat 01.06.2007 6:46 am

RE: 指

Postby Mike Cash » Mon 12.24.2007 3:39 am

It doesn't mean boyfriend.
Never underestimate my capacity for pettiness.
User avatar
Mike Cash
 
Posts: 2737
Joined: Sun 08.20.2006 3:38 am
Native language: English

RE: 指

Postby katafei » Mon 12.24.2007 8:38 am

there is a link on the name of fingers here.




(I still haven't figured out how to link to halfway a page ^_^)
We are all but images of our time
User avatar
katafei
 
Posts: 1766
Joined: Sun 07.09.2006 9:56 am
Location: A'veen
Native language: Dutch; Female

RE: 指

Postby Kagemaru » Mon 12.24.2007 11:15 am

The small finger (pinky is it?) when shown to a man relates to a girlfriend or woman one is playing with.

Contrary, the thumb when shown to a woman relates to a man.
User avatar
Kagemaru
 
Posts: 522
Joined: Sun 09.17.2006 8:56 am
Location: 奈良
Native language: Greek
Gender: Male


Return to Japanese General Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests