Stomach I have learned that 胃 is the word for stomach. But on a flashcard app I was using the other day おなか was given for stomach. When would you use each? Which is more common? ありがとうございます
Apr 30, 2016 5:56 PM
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おなか is very common word to say "stomach" or "belly," but is not a name of an organ. For Example; おなかが すいた。 I'm hungry. おなかが いたい。 I have a stomachache. (NOT pointing a specific organ.) In contrast, 胃 is a word to point specifically "stomach" as an organ, like 胃がいたい。 So I would say おなか is more common :)
April 30, 2016
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