Most recent Japanese word you've learned?

Sorry, I knew the concept of what was happening - I was just wondering what the Japanese term for orthographic borrowing was, but now I know the English term I can probably look it up :stuck_out_tongue: Thank you!

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早牛はやうし - fast cow

Do with this information what you will.

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*Looks at kanji “…Fast cow?” *Looks at definition “Well okay then.”

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This word thanks to the Nijisanji cover of Memeshikute by Golden Bomber

Jisho also has 早牛も淀、遅牛も淀 as an expression, so one wonders if 早牛 is used as a synecdoche.

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Lmao, most recent English word I’ve learned

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ヤモリ - gecko; house lizard

It can be written 家守(やもり) as well as 守宮(やもり). Somehow, protection can be on either sides.

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Seems like it’s appeared twice already in this thread, but it’s the first time I’ve come across it so here:

矍鑠かくしゃく - vigorous (in old age); hale and hearty

I’ll quote Kalas on the fun fact:

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I haven’t run across this one before, but whenever I find words with unusual kanji, I like to look them up on Kanjipedia (if it doesn’t show up there, then it’s not on any of the Kanken tests) to get more context. In the case of , there appears to be the word 矍視, and for , there is 鑠金 as well as 鑠かす, which shows up in the idiom 衆口金を鑠かす. Now these are likely very very obscure words, but they could show up in older literature.

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にしき, meaning ‘brocade’. Miraculously, I already knew what brocade was thanks to Final Fantasy 14. And they said video games wouldn’t get me anywhere!

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Ayyyy I brought you here!

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Your credentials as a tutor are proven this day :relieved:

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Out here trying to earn my mentor crown as a SCH

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十年一昔(じゅうねんひとむかし)

Though it’s practically not even in 10 years in context, in this digital era.

Also it can be counted 二昔(ふたむかし)

These new Tracy Chapman covers are getting ridiculous