Meaning

Primary

Snot

Alternative

Boogers

Word Type

noun

Explanation

Maybe you didn't know this, but if you're like everyone else learning a new language, you learn the cuss words first. くそ is sh*t / garbage, though it's not really a "bad" word in Japanese like it is in English. So, what is your nose sh*t? It's your snot and boogers. Ewwww, stop eating them!

Reading

はなくそ
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading is just like what you learned with the kanji. はなくそ.

Context

Context Sentences

かぎ鼻の男が、ほじくり出した鼻くそを、ねむっている低い鼻の男の鼻の穴に入れるのを見ました。

I saw a man with an aquiline nose pick his boogers and put them in the nostrils of a sleeping man with a short nose.

指でほじくり出した鼻くそをティッシュの上に集めています。

I'm collecting the snot I pick out with my finger on a tissue.

フグが僕のことを自分勝手だって責めるんだ。目くそ鼻くそを笑うだよね。

Fugu accused me of being selfish. Talk about an eye crust laughing at a booger.

Kanji Composition