Pets!Today, I was walking to uni and saw someone walking their dog. For some reason, this made me intesnsely want a dog, but of course, I can't have one at a flat. Alas. But that did make me think of today's words:
Japanese Word of the Day is: 犬 (いぬ)
English Word of the Day is: Enamoured
Inu is the Japanese word for dog. Like in english, it a blanket term for dogs in general, and doesn't really refer to any specific type of dog. It can also be used as a prefix to mean something is a spy or a sneak or something like that. Interesting!
Again, you know what a dog is. But, enamoured is a word that means to love. It has more *ahem* amourous connotations because it is of french origin. It is a french word that has been beaten into english by adding copious amounts of english prefix and just a bit of British spelling. Hence, instead of saying saying, I love you, you might say, I am enamoured with you. Which just sounds less honest, doesn't it? Thats the major difference between french and anglo-saxon words, where love is anglo-saxon in origin and enamoured is french in origin. It makes you think. All I know is that I want a dog!
Inu in a sentence: 今日は女の人が犬で歩くことが見た。
Today I saw a woman walking her dog.
Well, thats about it for me today. Tell me in the comment section what your favourite animal is!