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November 17, 2020

親ばか a Parent Who is a Fool for Child

親ばか (おや   )

doting parent

親ばか
oyabaka
a Parent who is a fool for child

親 oya, shin parent, familiar, relative
ばか baka fool (kanji is 馬鹿)

親戚 shin seki - relative [B]
親切 shin setsu - kind [B]
親分 oya bun - boss (also yakuza (mafia) boss!) [A]

And so you see Muffy simply needs her 100 carat diamond leash to move up in society.

SUGGESTED USAGE:

(わたし)はペットに最新流行(さいしんりゅうこう)(ふく)()せるので、「(おや)ばか」と()ばれます。でも、(けっ)してそうではありません。この()世界一(せかいいち)きれいだからです。

watashi wa petto ni saishin ryuukou no fuku wo kiseru node,「oyabaka」to yobaremasu. demo, kesshite sou dewa arimasen. kono ko ga sekai de ichiban kirei dakara desu.
People say Im a fool for my pet just because I dress her in the latest fashions. But thats not it at all; its just she is the worlds prettiest pet.

  • 私 watashi - I
  • ペット petto - pet
  • 最新 sai shin - the latest
  • 流行 ryuu kou - fashion; popular thing
  • 服 fuku - clothing
  • 着せる kiseru - to put clothes on... [This is the speaker putting cloths on the pet; to cause to be clothed]
  • ので node - therefore [because of dressing the cat with the latest fashion...]
  • と呼ばれます to yobaremasu - am called
  • でも demo - but; however [to contrast what comes next]
  • 決してそうではありません keshite sou dewa arimasen - not at all; God forbid; absolutely not
  • この子 kono ko - this one [子 means child, but it also is used for cute pets as in this case]
  • 世界一きれい sekai ichi kirei - world's prettiest

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