2006
07.11

Until recently I only knew the word 紅葉 in terms of the colour that leaves turn in autumn.

紅葉(こうよう) Autumnal colours

There are some other meanings:

紅葉(もみじ) a (Japanese) maple; red

Note that もみじのような手 means delicate little hands. Why is that?



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  1. “もみじのような手” is used to explain baby’s hands. I think that baby’s hands are red like a maple leaf in autumn.

  2. Thanks for that Toshiharu. Knowing that should make this easier to remember.

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