Saturday, January 06, 2007

#248 How NOT To Use Chopsticks


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How NOT to #2
How not to use chopsticks in Japan.

1. 合わせ箸 あわせばし
Don’t pass food from chopsticks to chopsticks.

2. 仏箸 hotoke bashi
Don’t stand your chopsticks up in rice.

3. 咥え箸  kuwae bashi
Don’t hold the chopsticks between your teeth.

6. 叩き箸 tataki bashi
Don’t drum your chopsticks.

7. 空箸 kara bashi
Don’t touch food you don’t intend to eat.

8. 指し箸 sashi bashi
Don’t use your chopsticks to point.

9.持ち箸 mochi bashi
Don’t move a bowl with the same hand that’s holding the chopsticks.

10. 迷い箸 mayoi bashi
Don’t hover your chopsticks over food while deciding what to eat.

11. 寄せ箸 yose bashi
Don’t use your chopsticks to move a plate or bowl.

12. 握り箸 nigiri bashi
Don’t hold the chopsticks like this.

13. 渡し箸 watashi bashi
Don’t rest the chopsticks on your plate or bowl when you’re not using them.

14. せせり箸 seseri bashi
Don’t use your chopsticks as a toothpick.

15. 鼻入り箸 hanairi bashi
Don’t stick the chopsticks up your nose.

16. 耳入り箸 mimiiri bashi
Don’t stick the chopsticks in your ears.


2 comments:

Ray G said...

I am in Aotearoa but I am from China.
Love your video and the blog, I think you will start a serious business about English, btw your japanese sound nice even tho I don't understand. Best wishes.

sarah said...

Hey thanks ray g! Cool to hear from another Kiwi. Hope China is going well : )