Monday, June 30, 2014

Odd Japanese English : SMART

Maybe the general perception is that slim people are smart? Or they mistook: "Hey, you look smart today!", for being slim? Hmmm...


  1. He-he, You've got very intelligent tummy here, Eva-san! It looks smart also :P

    BTW, I do not think that Japanese are 'slim' nation. There are many overweighted people too. And me, with my western constitution, did never think that me is looking fat compared to most of Japanese people I've met.

    How was Your book presentation? I bet You was very busy and You are tired now.

    ewww ...

    1. Yes ewww, I only recovered today...
      My mind was blank on Monday... but my tummy was full... haha

      Somehow I gained weight...hmmm...

    2. He-he, glad that You recovered. These exhibitions and presentations are such frustrating. I don't blame You for being blank and gaining weight. Hope You will get back to normal soon.

      My best congratulations with that event.

      ewww ...

    3. He-he, I just posted reply ... or not posted ... something wrong happens.

      Glad that You are recovered, and hope to see Your new works soon.


    4. Thanks ewww! The festival was 10 days long and I was so EXHAUSTED! Glad it's over! I'm now preparing for my last signing at Kinokuniya!

  2. In addition to intelligence, "smart" was also formerly used in American English to mean something like "fashionable" or "up to date"... I don't know for sure, but I'd bet that's how it came into Japanese, during the Occupation...



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