I found this in 大辞林 for ガキ:

I know that the appropriate definition is probably:

俗に,子供の意。 In slang, has the meaning of kid

But I always love to read the definitions with the (仏) in them:


I have a bit of problems with this part (in bold). Firstly the meaning of 針のよう (appearance/feeling of a needle?). And also 細い which is in adverb form 細く - what verb is it modifying here?


1 Answer 1


Slightly too long for a comment.

You're interpreting のよう too literally. Xのように is a common grammar construct. It is an adverbial phrase that means "like X". So のどは針のように細く means "the throat is thin like a needle".

On the other hand 細く is not adverbial. Please see the link I added to your question for an explanation of that.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.