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English translation: fake nose

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Japanese term or phrase:つけ鼻
English translation:fake nose
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11:04 Aug 26, 2001
Japanese to English translations [PRO]
Japanese term or phrase: つけ鼻
つけ鼻の男
Tsukehana no otoko
Does this mean he has a nasal tone? Or a fake nose?
Philip Soldini
Local time: 20:10
fake nose
Explanation:
Tsukehana literally means a fake nose, I assume. Someone puts on (tsukeru) a fake nose(hana), so you can see the figure with the "tsukehana." It's definitely not referring to a nose tone or any pther similar gesture.
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Minoru Kuwahara
Japan
Local time: 20:10
Grading comment
Thanks! I thought that's what it meant, but needed confirmation.
3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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natsukebana
Maynard Hogg
nafake nose
Minoru Kuwahara


  

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9 mins
fake nose


Explanation:
Tsukehana literally means a fake nose, I assume. Someone puts on (tsukeru) a fake nose(hana), so you can see the figure with the "tsukehana." It's definitely not referring to a nose tone or any pther similar gesture.

Minoru Kuwahara
Japan
Local time: 20:10
Native speaker of: Japanese
PRO pts in pair: 179
Grading comment
Thanks! I thought that's what it meant, but needed confirmation.
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6 hrs
tsukebana


Explanation:
Bana, not hana.

Daijirin expands upon the Golden Goddess' "artificial nose" to add that it's for masquerade purposes (not prosthetic) and is usually made of papier mache and the like.

The question is: Why does this man wear a false nose? Because Japanese noses are flat or because he's stuck up?

As usual: CONTEXT IS EVERYTHING

Maynard Hogg
Canada
Local time: 03:10
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 478
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