Monday, May 4, 2015

Dog- Inu (Learning Japanese with Dogs)

Today's word is pretty basic and always used in bloggyville.

The term inu means dog. So most of bloggyville have inu (dog) or neko (cat) masters dictating their posts.

ちいさい いぬ- chiisai inu- small dog 
いぬ (Hiragana characters for inu) is a noun. The sound a dog makes in Japan is ワンワン (Katakana characters for wanwan)
しろい いぬ - shiroi inu- white dog
Check this dog's talent out.

これ いぬのビデオ は とても かわいい です。(Kore inu no bideo ha totemo kawaii desu.) This dog video is very cute. 

Yes! In Japan, even dogs aren't spared from pranks.

Sample Sentences:

チョオイ-ちゃん は げんきないぬ です。Chooey-chan ha (pronounced wa) genki na inu desu. Chooey is a healthy/lively/energetic dog.

(あなた は)いぬ が すき です か。(Anata ha) Inu ga suki desu ka. Do you like dog(s)?

わたし の いぬ は わたし の かぞく です。Watashi no inu ha watashi no kazoku desu. My dog is my family.


  1. How fun! I can now impress my friends with the words Inu and Neko. Thanks!

  2. We're with Pip and Ruby.....we now two additional Japanese words. Very interesting.

  3. Dear Haope,

    Our littlest person is learning Japanese in school. She wants to name our next Dog "Inu".

    (Wait, what? Next Dog???)

    Anyways, that is a very good word. Perhaps the most important word of all!


  4. Thank you for teaching us more Japanese words - very important to know "inu"
    Woofs and licks from Magic xx

  5. Great post! We're very impressed, Haope!
    Momo & Pinot :) :)

  6. That was a great post, Haopee! You're doing an awesome job of sharing your Japanese lessons with us. :)

  7. I feel bad for that Shiba Inu that got pranked!


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