Japanese Idiom 足が棒になる My Dogs are Barking
- ashi ga bou ni naru
- to walk one's legs off; have very sore legs; my dogs are barking
- Have you ever walked so much your legs feel like boards? Next time that happens, say, "ashi ga bou ni natta."
- Literally, "legs become staffs." This comes from tired legs getting as stiff as a board.
- ichinichi juu aruita node, ashi ga bou ni natta.
- I walked all day, and now my legs are as stiff as a board.
- 一日 ichi nichi -- one day
- 一日中 ichinichi juu -- throughout the day [adding 中 chuu or juu adds the meaning of "throughout" or "in the course of...": 一年中 ichinenjuu throughout the year (every day of the year); a common sign on stores that are open throughout the year is: 年中無休 nenjuumukyuu open throughout the year [literally, throughout the year, no resting]; this can be used for space too: 日本中 nihonjuu throughout Japan; 町中 machijuu throughout the town; 学校中 gakkoujuu throughout the school]
- 歩いた aruita -- walked [past of 歩く aruku to walk]
- ので node -- because; therefore
- 足 ashi -- leg
- が ga -- [subject marker]
- 棒 bou -- pole; rod; stick
- になった ni natta -- became