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As a Japanese beginner I was familiar with the word Hashi for a while, today I learned that another word for chopsticks is Otemoto.

This word is often written on chopstick wrappers. My guess is that it is more formal than Hashi ?

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    おてもと just means chopsticks...
    – Leebo
    Commented Jan 8, 2021 at 22:31
  • @Leebo Wow, I didn't know that. Any idea why the kanji has 许(moto) in it ?
    – Kantura
    Commented Jan 8, 2021 at 22:40
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    Other words with もと, like あしもと and くちもと can be written with 許 as well. It's one way to write もと.
    – Leebo
    Commented Jan 8, 2021 at 22:44
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    +1 for the edited question but please don't do this in future. It is a completely different question and it makes extant comments/answers look weird. This should have been a new question. Commented Jan 8, 2021 at 23:18
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    Related (or duplicate?) japanese.stackexchange.com/q/15134/9831
    – chocolate
    Commented Jan 9, 2021 at 2:02

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