Jaja Uma (じゃじゃ馬 - Shrew)

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Jun 15, 2017 03:50 English essay
In yesterday's post, I introduced the word "otenba," which means a spirited girl.

Actually, there is the similar term, which is called "jaja uma" (じゃじゃ馬).

"Jaja" is an onomatopoeia that represents something noisy/spoiled, "uma" means a horse, and jaja uma originally refers to a restive horse that doesn't get used to people.

This came to be metaphorically used to humans, especially women.

Both otenba and jaja uma refer to a spirited girl, but in the strict sense, jaja uma refers to an wayward woman who are hard to deal with.

I think that this is really idle information, but I prefer to both otenba and jaja uma.






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