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Break One’s Bone [3 min JAPANESE #9 – Easy Learning]

CTV – The Loop said on May 26th, “Halsey broke her ankle in bizarre kitchen mishap”.
Unfortunately she broke her ankle while staying at home. That’s unbelievable she suffered a fracture because of the dishwasher.


By the way, today’s 3 min JAPANESE is about fracture.
Let’s learn 2 Japanese phrases for fracture.

Break one’s bone can be translated as those two ways.

  1. Break bone
    骨折する

    kossetsu suru
    It’s verb made up of
    骨折 (bone fracture) + する (do)


  2. Break bone
    骨を折る
    hone wo oru

    ● bone → 骨 (ほね / hone)

    ● を (wo) is particle which indicates the object of the action

    ● break → 折る (おる / oru)

Since Japanese ignore “one’s”, those two mean just “break bone”.


Let’s practice using example.
How about “Break his ankle” in Japanese.

  1. Break his ankle
    足首を骨折する
    ashikubi wo kossetsu suru

    ● (his) ankle → 足首 (あしくび / ashikubi)

    ● を (wo) is particle which indicates the object of the action

    ● break (bone) → 骨折する (こっせつする / kossetsusuru)


  2. Break his ankle
    足首の骨を折る
    ashikubi no hone wo oru

    ● (his) ankle → 足首 (あしくび / ashikubi)

    ● の (no) is particle which qualifies the noun “bone”

    ● (bone) → 骨

    ● を (wo) is particle which indicates the object of the action

    ● break → 折る (おる / oru)

Please check the pronunciation of each word in YouTube video!

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