Ao

Japanese Word of the Day - 5

Blue Sky

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Word of the Day

ao

Pronunciation

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Meaning

blue

Japanese characters

青 (あお)

Example

Utsukushii aozora o aoide mita.
美しい青空を仰いで見た。
I looked up at the beautiful blue sky.
Watashi no ani wa aoi boushi o kabutte imasu.
私の兄は青い帽子をかぶっています。
My brother wears a blue hat.

Notes

  • "Ao" also could mean "green" depending on the context. Example: aona 青菜 (greens), aoshingou 青信号 (green light)
  • When "ao" is put before certain words, it could mean "young" or "immature." Example: aokusai 青くさい (inexperienced), aonisai 青二才 (youth, novice).

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