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More Japanese Idioms Using Body Parts


More Japanese Idioms Using Body Parts

Japanese idioms are easy to misunderstand if you don't know that they're idioms. So あいちゃん is here to help! More Japanese idioms using body parts.

Don't be offended if someone says 顔が広い to you. (What!? I have a wide face? No.) It's a compliment that you are well-connected.

In the video are the following idioms. Learn their idiomatic meaning and how to use them in a sentence with sample phrases.

・顔(かお)が広(ひろ)い

・頭(あたま)に来(く)る

・目(め)が回(まわ)る

・目(め)を付(つ)ける

・開(ひら)いた口(くち)が塞(ふさ)がらない

・後(うし)ろ髪(がみ)を引(ひ)かれる

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Japanese Idioms Using Body Parts


Useful Japanese Idioms Using Body Parts

Japanese has many idioms using body parts. They enrich our conversations, but it's common to misunderstand a phrase for its literal meaning when you are new to them.

A: Why are you still with him? You always fall for the bad boys. You should really break up with him. You deserve better.

B: あー、耳(みみ)が痛(いた)い

A: What? Do you have an ear infection?

B: ...

However, some can take both the idiomatic and literal meaning so you'll have to pay attention to the context of the sentence or conversation.

Have you heard any of the following idioms?

・頭(あたま)が固(かた)い

You have a hard head??

・顔(かお)から火(ひ)が出(で)る

Your face is on fire??

・鼻息(はないき)が荒(あら)い

Snorting??

・鼻(はな)が高(たか)い

Tall nose??

・耳(みみ)を疑(うたが)う

You question your ear??

・耳(みみ)が痛(いた)い

Your ear hurts??

In the video, you'll learn their idiomatic meaning and how to use them in a sentence with sample phrases.

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