October 26, 2017

ふられる Rejected, Give the Cold Shoulder


rejected; to give the cold shoulder

rejected, to give the cold shoulder

The kanji 振 means to shake or wave (shaken/brushed off)

振り仮名 furi ga na - the small hiragana above kanji (see picture) [B]
手振り te buri - hand gestures [I]
久し振り hisashi buri - its been a long time [B]




gojira wa kiti chan ni furarete zetsubou teki ni natta.
Being jilted by Hello Kitty, Godzilla slipped into despair.

  • ゴジラ gojira - Godzilla [The Japanese gojira comes from gorira (gorilla) and kujira (whale)]
  • キティ kiti - Hello Kitty [Hello Kitty is usually キティちゃん kiti-chan]
  • 絶望的 zetsu bou teki - despair
  • になった ni natta - became [27歳になった。 nijuunana sai ni natta. I became 27.]

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