Thread: tori vs. dori
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:52 PM   #3
Bob Blackburn
Location: PA
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 71
Re: tori vs. dori

One hand = katate
Grab = toraeru (tori)

Japanese will often change the syllable of the second word for easier pronunciation. i.e. flower = hana, ikibana is flower arranging. 'h' changes to 'b' since they are related in hiragana their phonetic alphabet. Same with 'to' and 'do'.

I asked my Japanese friends and they say they just know.

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