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Recently I’ve shown you koala and kangaroo pictures, and in the past I’ve posted pictures of dogs, giraffes, and yaks. By this point, you should be an expert in animal identification. Based on the breakdowns below, see if you can figure out which animal each compound represents:
袋熊 (fukuro-guma) pouch + bear
袋狼 (fukuro-ōkami) pouch + wolf
袋鼠 (fukuro-nezumi) pouch + mouse
袋 (TAI, DAI, fukuro: (1) bag; sack, pouch; (2) skin of an orange (and other like fruits); (3) dead end; (4) plot of land surrounded by water)
So many meanings!
By the way, the first on-yomi of 袋 is easy to remember, because we so often tie (タイ) bags!