It's sweaty, sweaty summer!
Today, I got unbelievably sweaty. It's really hot and humid here at the moment, and we were all feeling rather damp. Which is, of course, gross. However, to offset our misery, it is time to drink tonight!
Japanese Word of the Day is: 酒 (さけ)
English Word of the Day is: Perspiration
Sake is the umbrella Japanese term for alcohol, and it also means the very specific rice wine the Japanese themselves make. In the generic way of speaking, it just means alcohol. To respond that you are drinking an otherwise unsubscribed alcoholic beverage, you may simply say you are drinking sake. However, there is sake in terms of the specific rice wine similar to the Korean soju. This is also what umeshuu, a delicious sour-sweet Japanese liquor produced from steeping green plums in alcohol comes from
Perspiration is a classy way of saying sweat. It also exists as a verb, to perspire. I, like my father, sweat like a pig for no apparent reason at any slight increase of temperature, so Japan is very uninviting in terms of temperature. Except for Sapporo, perhaps.
Sake in a sentence: 酒です。
It's sake. (I was going to make this quite a complicated sentence, but I couldn't figure out how to nest a request and reason in a single sentence, and it got too hard, too hard for a sentence of the day anyway.)
Well, that's about it for me today. Tell me in the comment section what your favourite liquour is.