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Mi mo Futa mo Nai

  • Today I’d like to talk about the Japanese phrase “mi mo futa mo nai.”


    “Mi mo futa mo nai” means that your expression is brutally honest, and it contain neither connotations nor feelings.

    It also means to end talk due to such a frank expression.

    “Mi” means “container,” “futa” means “lid,” so the literal meaning of “mi mo futa mo nai” is “there is neither containers nor lids.”

    If there is neither container nor lids, the contents will be exposed.

    Based on this thought, “mi mo futa mo nai” came to mean that something is too frank or brutally honest.

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