2015/12/23

Furoshiki of December

I wrote that I display Furoshiki at the entrance of my house in my previous post.

( My past post : http://a-o-j-m.blogspot.jp/2015/02/furoshiki-of-february.html )

Furoshiki is a traditional square cloth and it is usually used to wrap something to carry them.

I have twelve Furoshiki drawn with the nice pictures which we can feel the change of the seasons and I replace them once a month.

But I haven't replaced this months Furoshiki even though I had thought that I should have done.

I will need to replace it only 3 days later!

 
 
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  1. Hello Kumi-san,

    Those Furoshiki sound like a very fun idea, I don't think we have anything with a similar use in England. We did have something which we used used to call Knapsacks which were almost like large handkerchiefs which food could be carried in. Though in modern times a knapsack is a cloth bag usually made of tough canvas.

    Great article, only small issues found:

    This line:
    I have twelve Furoshiki drawn the nice pictures which we can feel the change of the seasons and I replace them once a month.

    Should be:
    I have twelve Furoshiki drawn with nice pictures which depict the change of the seasons and I replace them once a month.


    But I haven't replaced this months Furoshiki even though I had thought that I should have done.

    This line:
    I will need to replace it only 3 days after!

    Should be:
    I will need to replace it only 3 days later!

    Reason: Later is generally more often used than After in this situation but I don't think after is wrong grammatically.

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    1. Thank you Terry!
      I corrected them.

      I didn't know the word "depict".
      I usually use "draw", these are a little different.
      Maybe I use "draw" in the situation that I should use "paint".
      These are coufusing!

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    2. Hi Kumi-san,

      Depict can be used to mean "display/show/demonstrate/highlight/indicate"

      Example: The sign depicted a scene from a kabuki play.
      Example: The sign displayed a scene from a kabuki play.
      Example: The sign showed a scene from a kabuki play.
      Example: How you depict a scene can make a difference to how it is interpreted.
      Example: How you display a scene can make a difference to how it is interpreted.
      Example: How a scene is shown can make a difference to how it is interpreted.

      Draw is generally used in different ways:

      When creating pictures/diagrams and sketches that have not been painted with paint or a brush, draw is generally used:

      For example:

      My son likes to draw, his drawing was done in (pencil/pen/felt tip/charcoal). This type of drawing can also be called a sketch or doodle.

      Draw can be used to mean close or to bring something to an end:

      Example: The sun was bright so I had my husband (close/draw) the curtains.

      In this situation everywhere you could have used close you may sometimes see the word draw, though in generally I would stick with close.

      Example: Kabuki plays are fun but they will always draw to the end.

      Paint is generally used when you have paint/oils involved and you are actually painting with a brush, on a wall or on a art canvas. So oil painting, water color painting, acrylic painting, or painting the walls of your house would all use paint/painting and not draw.

      Draw can also very rarely be used to mean extract or remove, though to be honest you probably should use extract, take or remove instead of draw for example:

      My grandfather draws a pension each month.
      My grandfather takes a pension each month.
      My grandfather draws water from a well to drink
      My grandfather extracts water from a well to drink
      My grandfather takes water from a well to drink
      My grandfather draws his fingers from the fire as it was too hot.
      My grandfather extracts/removes his fingers from the fire as it was too hot.


      In summary:

      Depict: Show/Display/Highlight/Indicate
      Paint: When using a brush on a wall/canvas with paints/oil paint/water color
      Draw: When using a pencil/pen/felts tips and not involving paints.

      In the end though do not worry about it. It will always be obvious what the intended meaning is to a native speaker.

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    3. Hello Terry.
      Thank you for making it clear!
      When a word has a lot of meanings, it is difficult to remember them.
      Even if it is Japanese language, it might be same.
      I think I've learned a lot.

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