木漏れ日

The wonderful thing about learning Japanese, and languages in general, is that every now and then you’ll stumble upon a few words unique to the language in question with no equivalent in your own.

Here is a word I meant to write about a while back, ever since I was taught it by someone, but I was only reminded of it yesterday when I saw this:

komorebi

木漏れ日 (komorebi).  Quite simply this words means “sunlight filtering through trees”. I don’t know why, but I find this word really beautiful. Most probably because the very sound of the word gives me a very vivid imagery of the moment in question, and I find it absolutely fascinating that Japanese has words to describe such scenes.

I previously spoke about  桜吹雪 sakura fubuki which is another one of those which only exists in Japanese. If you know any other though, please share in the comments!

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