Japanese is often described as a very beautiful and poetic language but it certainly has its quirks! Last week we talked about 5 weird Japanese words we don't have in English, but since then we've found even more cool, weird and interesting words that lack an English counterpart. So let's take a look at 5 more weird Japanese words!
Mono no aware 物のあわれ
The fleeting beauty of nature and appreciating it. A very Japanese concept. If you visit Japan during cherry blossom season or when the leaves turn in Autumn you'll see first hand mono no aware.
Essentially "old school cool" so vintage, the kind of cool highschoolers wouldn't understand as it envokes the feeling of nostalgia.
Reason for living, the thing that gets you up in the morning. Aka money.
The act of pretending you're out when someone knocks on your door. We really need this word in English!
A word for the sunlight that filters through the tree leaves.
If you're interested in learning Japanese or planning to visit Japan, then don't forget to check out our blog on 5 useful Japanese phrases at the convenience store!
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