Sunday, March 22, 2009

husband = prisoner

another fun mistake I made in Japanese was when I asked one of my friends how her husband was.... but I accidentally said: "shuujin" instead of "shujin".... I guess that one extra 'u' sound turns husband into PRISONER!!!!!! hahaha.... but she insists that it is the wives who become prisoners in a relationship. ;-)

you also have to be careful when talking to your aunt... aunt = oba... but if you add one extra 'a' making it obaa which means grandmother...

watch your vowels!

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