Sep 5, 2008
How to say, "rich" and "poor" in Japanese
Japanese elementary schoolers learn this kanji in the first grade. It is easy to remember because it resembles what it represents - The kanji 金, looks like treasure in a chest, shining brightly.
You call a rich person, o-kane mochi, or literally holder of the gold.
O-kane mochi - rich, wealthy
You call a poor person bimbo^.
bimbo^ - poor