#462 Funiki

Funiki is a super common word in spoken Japanese.

It’s written like this: 雰囲気.

If you break it down it means atmosphere, surrounding and spirit.

It’s used to describe the atmosphere or something cool and atmospheric.

funiki

The reason why it’s a cool word is because of the way it’s pronounced.

It’s spelt “fu” “ni” “ki” but it’s often pronounced “fu” “i” “ki” or “fu” “in” “ki”.

funiki

This might not sound so awesome, but it’s just such a cool word and a very rare example of Japanese being pronounced differently than it’s spelt.

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