ound Imitation Words for Describing Walking Part 2


  • Sound Imitation Words for Describing Walking Part 2

    歩くさまを表す擬態語 Part 2


    Yesterday, I introduced you to the three sound imitation words that describe walking.
    昨日は、3つの歩くさまを表す擬態語を紹介しました。

    Today I would like to introduce ‘fura fura‘ (ふらふら) and ‘bura bura‘ (ぶらぶら).
    今日は、「ふらふら」と「ぶらぶら」を紹介します。

    Fura fura describes that something is shaking unsteadily or someone walks around without awareness or purpose.
    「ふらふら」は、不安定に揺れ動くさまや、自覚や目的なく動き回るさまを表します。

    This phrase can also be used to describe that your physical condition is bad.
    この言葉は、体調が悪いさまを表すこともできます。

    Bura bura describes that something is shaking or someone walks around slowly.
    「ぶらぶら」は、何かが揺れ動くさまや、のんびり歩き回るさまを表します。

    This phrase can also be used to describe that someone lives every day without doing what he/she should have to do.
    この言葉は、なすこともなく毎日を暮らすさまを表すこともできます。

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