In the Spirit of Sickness

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I took a lot of photos for a couple of the posts I have been considering; however, because I am worn out and feeling on the edge of sickness, I won’t upload the photos and post yet.

Instead, how about a little vocabulary? Kaze (風邪) means “a cold” in Japanese. This should not be confused with kaze (風) which has the same sound, but means wind. Kimi (気味) means “a feeling” or “a sense”, but can also means “partly” or “in some degree”. This should not be confused with kimi (君) or kimi (黄身) which sound the same, but mean “you (casually)” and “egg yolk”, respectively.

So, today’s word is kazegimi (風邪気味), which is the condition when you feel like you are getting sick, or are a little sick. Note the sound change from kimi to gimi.

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