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犬掻きで泳ぐ (いぬか  およ )

dog paddling

犬掻きで泳ぐ
inu kaki de oyogu
dog paddling, swim like a dog

犬 inu dog
掻き kaki scratch, paddle, shovel
泳ぐ oyogu swim

盲導犬 mou dou ken - seeing eye dog [A]
泳ぐ oyogu - to swim [B]
水泳 sui ei - swimming (you can also say suimingu [I]

A bewildered fish returned to his kind with reports of a strange new terror...

SUGGESTED USAGE:

あの(ねこ)(ねこ)のくせに犬掻(いぬか)きで(およ)ぎます

ano neko wa neko no kuse ni inu kaki de oyogimasu!
That cat, although a cat, is dog paddling!

  • あの ano - That (followed by a noun)
  • 猫 neko - cat
  • 猫のくせに neko no kuse ni - although it is a cat, it (swims the dog paddle)
  • 泳ぎます yogimasu - to swim (the masu form of 泳ぐ)

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