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気取る Put on Airs

put on airs, conceited, styling, all the frills!

The word:

Closer look at the kanji:

B = Beginner | I = Intermediate | A = Advanced

put on airs, conceited, styling, all the frills!

ki spirit, mood, mind
d(t)oru take, grab

気が短い ki ga mijikai - short tempered [I]
気になる ki ni naru - become interested in, be anxious about [I]
気のせい ki no sei - just (my) imagination [I]
気をつけて ki o tsukete - Be careful! Take care. [B]
取りあえず toriaezu - for now, for the time being [B]
塵取り chiri tori - dust pan [I]

Despite seconds of mental preparation, Henry's clip-on bow tie proved to be a formidable opponent.


ki dotta yuki otoko wa chou nekutai o shite ita.

A spiffed up Abominable Snowman, sported a bow tie.


気取った ki dotta - the ta ending is simple past
雪男 yuki otoko - The Abominable Snowman
蝶ネクタイ chou nekutai - bow tie the chou means butterfly - so a bow tie is in the shape of a butterfly. || nekutai comes from neck and tie meaning neck tie - sometimes they have to make it so difficult!
していた shite ita - we could have said just shita, but adding the ita gives the impression of time or condition. So [at least according to my wife] it sounds like the yuki otoko intentionally and carefully put on the nekutai - he sported a bow tie

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