What the hell is a ‘mug cup’?
♥ focus on a phrase → the hell (explanation & practice for members only)
Why the hell did you do that?
Where the hell did I put my keys?
What the hell are you doing?
For some reason, Japanese people like to take 2 normal English words, put them together, and make a new word that is 100% gibberish. （ちんぷんかんぷん）
Example 1: ‘mug cup’
Look at the 2 photos below.
This is a mug This is a cup
So, I guess this must be a ‘mug cup‘ ????
Example 2: ‘short pants’
Look at the 2 photos below
These are shorts These are pants
Speaking of ‘pants’, I didn’t used to look forward to teaching children in Japan items of clothing, because whenever it came to the word ‘pants’ they would always start giggling. I had to explain that ‘pants’ are not パンツ …. those are called ‘underpants’.
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