かわず Frog

かわず

(old word for かえる kaeru- Frog)



The word:

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かわず
kawazu

(old word for かえる kaeru- Frog)

The kanji for Frog is 蛙. Both the old kawazu and the modern kaeru pronunciation use this kanji

The sound of frogs in Japanese is gero or gwa

To hear and learn about the FROG SONG click here



かえる kaeru – the modern, non-samurai frog [B]

蛙飛び kaeru tobi – the game of leap frog [I]
雨蛙 ama gaeru – tree frog [lit. rain frog] [I]


SUGGESTED USAGE:

古池やかわず飛び込む 水の音
furu ike ya / kawazu tobikomu / mizu no oto

an old pond / a frog jumps! / the sound of water

ABOUT SUGGESTED USAGE:

Today’s suggested usage is not from my imagination, but from Japan’s most well-known poet, Basho furu ike – old pond

古池 furu ike – old pond

飛び込む tobi komu – to jump in, plunge
水の音 mizu no oto – sound of water

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