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21 May 2006 @ 07:06 pm
笛を吹く  
笛を吹く (ぶえをふく)

Definition:
v. to whistle

Kanji Components:

笛 (ぶえ) [flute; clarinet; pipe]
吹 (ふき)[blow; breathe; puff]

家の中に笛を吹いたら、へびにかまれるという日本のめしんがあります。
There is a Japanese superstition that states if you whistle inside your house, you'll be bitten by a snake.
 
 
 
Natty Bumpponattybumppo on May 22nd, 2006 02:34 am (UTC)
Oh, and one other thing (minor thing): "superstition" is めいしん(迷信), not めしん.