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  • Today, I’d like to introduce the Japanese term ‘oyatsu(おやつ).’

    Oyatsu means snack, but I think there are a little different nuances.

    Since the time when we eat snacks was around 3 p.m in the past, so we often say “3時のおやつ(afternoon snacks eaten at about 3 p.m.).”

    Actually, ‘やつ’ of ‘おやつ’ means the time about 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    ‘お’ of ‘おやつ’ means a just polite expression.

    But these days, people who say the term oyatsu as the meaning of purely snack has increased.

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