Thread: Waki ga nai
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:22 AM   #11
ChrisMikk
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Re: Waki ga nai

The Jim Breen translator is pretty straightforward. Just check the "Search using romanized Japanese" box and search on "waki ga nai"...

わきが甘い; 脇が甘い 【わきがあまい】 (exp,adj-i) (1) {sumo} preventing one's opponent from getting an underarm grip; (2) having weak defenses

Furthermore...

脇(P); 腋; 掖 【わき】 (n) (1) armpit; under one's arm; side; flank;
and
すあま 《素甘; 寿甘》 (n) (uk) sweet mochi cake

Obviously, avoid love handles.

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