Wednesday, December 9, 2009

WOWW #2

Yesss friends, it's time for Word of the Week on Wendesday part 2!

This week's word, kira-kira, is actually Japanese for 'glittering'. I learned it when I was ten or so from the book by the same title by Cynthia Kadohata. The main character in the book uses kira-kira to describe everything she likes or thinks is pretty, and now I do the same. Snow, stars, blue pens, and wrapping paper are all kira-kira. And to me, people can also be kira-kira, or have kira-kira laughs and smiles.

I'd probably be using this word completely wrong if I were speaking Japanese.. for example, old books probably shouldn't be kira-kira because they're not glittering, but I sort of think of them of as glittering in personality. The way I use it just seems to fit a lot of things in my life.

6 comments:

  1. I love old books, they are very kira-kira!

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  2. Aww I think the word kira-kira is so lovely , somehow adorable haha . Thanks for sharing this ! Now I know what's glittering in japanese haha .

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  3. its a funny word isn't it, imagine if I went up to someone and was like "wow your eyes are kira-kira" I think they would freak out.
    BUT its a lovely word touse on just objects ;)
    x

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  4. I ADORE THE PICS! ESPECIALLY WITH THE BOOKS..IM SUCH A NERD..I LOVE..ABSOLUTEY LOVE THE SMELL OF OLD BOOKS!

    One Love,
    Jowy
    www.iseejanemary.blogspot.com

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  5. kira kira post my darling. Very nice indeed. Also sorry the late reply...I'm terrible ahaha

    Kira Kira, should use just to see peoples faces...I predict some future giggles ahead.

    xx Felicity.

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