October 26, 2017

太鼓腹 Taiko Belly


Taiko (Japanese drums) belly; potbelly

tai ko bara
Taiko (Japanese drums) Belly

When your waist begins to resemble a taiko drum, this phrase may come in handy.

太 tai big, thick, become fat
鼓 ko courage, drums, beat
腹 hara belly, stomach

  • 太い futoi - fat; thick [B]
  • 太鼓 tai ko - Taiko Japanese drums [B]
  • 太陽 tai you - sun [B]
  • 空腹 kuu fuku - hunger [A]
  • 腹が立つ hara ga tatsu - angry [lit. stomach stands up] [I]
taiko bara Taiko belly in Japanese

The fitting culmination of many, many years of practice.



bobu san no taikobara de no ensou wa amari ni mo sugoi node, wi-n de soro debyu- shimashita.
Bob's performance on his taiko belly was so extraordinary, he made his debut as a soloist in Vienna.


  • ボブさん bobu san - Bob
  • de - on (his taiko belly)
  • 演奏 en sou - performance
  • あまりにも amari ni mo - was so... that...
  • すごい sugoi - amazing
  • ので node - because; therefore [notice the order: the first part gives the reason for what comes after ので]
  • ウィーン wi-n - Vienna [Where else would Bob show off his extraordinary talent?]
  • ソロ soro - solo
  • デビュー debyu- - debut
  • しました shimashita - did

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