猫舌

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 5

EtymologyEdit

Compound of (neko, cat) +‎ (shita, tongue). The shita changes to jita due to rendaku (連濁).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

猫舌 (hiragana ねこじた, romaji nekojita)

  1. (idiomatic) "cat tongue", someone who is incapable of drinking or eating anything hot due to having an overly sensitive tongue
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