猫舌

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  • ねこじた nekojita

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  • noun
    dislike of very hot food or drink, inability to take hot food, cat tongue
    • incapacité à manger ou boire très chaud (lit. langue de chat)
      • hitzeempfindliche Zunge
        • Unvermögen, etw. Heißes zu verzehren
          • jmd., der nicht Heißes essen kann
            • : {~である} не переносить горячей еды
              • nezmožnost jesti vročo hrano
                • disgustar la comida o bebida caliente, incapacidad para tomar comida caliente, (literalmente) lengua de gato

                  Cat tongue

                  Do you know what having "cat tongue" means in Japanese?

                  Cat tongue

                  One of the things you notice the first time you go to Japan is the high temperature of some of the foods and how Japanese people seems to not care about something being really really hot.

                  As a foreigner you often have to wait a while until the food gets a reasonable temperature so it doesn’t burn your mouth. And this happens even in summer! It’s not uncommon to see, for example, in a restaurant how Japanese people enters, orders, eats and leaves in just few minutes.

                  In Japanese, people unable to eat really hot food are called (ねこじた nekojita). It literally means cat’s tongue:

                  • (ねこ neko): cat
                  • (した shita): tonge

                  猫 (cat) + 舌 (tonge) = 猫舌 nekojita: inability to take hot food

                  Apparently cats have a very sensitive tongue, so people with sensitive tongues are also called nekojita.

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                  • 11 strokes

                    cat

                  • 6 strokes

                    tongue, reed, clapper

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                  • Japanese sentence

                    私はとても猫舌なんです。 

                    Sentence analysis
                    Translation

                    I can't eat or drink very hot things.

                    Je ne peux boire ou manger de choses très chaudes.

                    Ich kann keine sehr heißen Sachen essen oder trinken.

                    Én a forró ételeket-italokat egyáltalán nem bírom ám!

                    Я не могу есть и пить, если очень горячо.


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