Betsubara (別腹 - Dessert Stomach)

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Apr 21, 2019 22:40 English essay

Today, I used the Japanese term 'betsubara' (別腹) when eating dinner with my friend.

'Betsubara' means that you can eat (have room for) your favorite food even if you are full -- it is often used especially for sweets or dessert.

'Betsu' (別) means "another" and 'bara/hara' (腹) means "stomach."

That is to say, 'betsubara' implies that there is another stomach apart from your usual stomach, and your favorite food goes into there.

[Example] 'Dezāto wa betsubara desu' (デザートは別腹です - "There is room for dessert").



「別」は "another"、「腹」は "stomach" を意味します。


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