Japanese, general discussion on the language
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I'm really curious and would like to know why the small finger 指 means boyfriend/girlfriend in Japanese?
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It doesn't mean boyfriend.
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there is a link on the name of fingers
(I still haven't figured out how to link to halfway a page ^_^)
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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.