Ohana (お花 – One’s Favorite)

  • Ohana


    Previously, I introduced you to the phrase “ohana tsumi ni iku” (お花摘みに行く – I will go picking flowers) as a code word to mean that you have to go to the bathroom.

    Besides, I found that the ‘ohana’ (お花 – flower) itself is sometimes used as a code word among girls to mean one’s favorite.

    The kanji, ‘hana’ (花), can be divided into three parts: ‘艹’ ‘イ,’ and ‘ヒ.’

    Here, by tilting ‘艹,’ it becomes like ‘キ.’

    Furthermore, by rearranging these three characters, it becomes ‘ヒイキ,’ which means one’s favorite.

    This is the reason that ‘ohana’ (お花 – flower) means ‘hiiki’ (ヒイキ – one’s favorite).

    【Example sentence】
    “Ano ko wa, sensei no ohana yo” (あの子は先生のお花よ – She is the teacher’s favorite.)

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