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Namiko Abe

Word of the Day: Ajiwau

By February 10, 2013

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Today's word is "ajiwau (to taste; to relish; to appreciate; to experience)".  "Aji" is a noun, which means, "taste; savor; flavor". Here are some examples.

* Kare wa samazamana jinsei no kurou o ajiwatta. 彼はさまざまな人生の苦労を味わった。 --- He went through various hardships in life.
* Koukana sushi o ajiwatte tabeta. 高価なすしを味わって食べた。 --- I savored the expensive sushi.
* Tomodachi kara moratta hon o ajiwatte yondeiru. 友達からもらった本を味わって読んでいる。 --- I am really appreciating the book my friend gave me.

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