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Blood types in East Asia

Japan, Taiwan and South Korea seem to have an obsession with Blood types as a way to gauge personalities. In women's magazines, they are frequently quoted as a way to gauge whether a person is compatible. On morning TV shows, they are often Blood Type daily fortunes rather in the same way that we find Zodiac signs in Western media.

The science behind the phenomenon is disputed but that doesn't stop people from asking each other's Blood types and making character judgements based on them in everyday conversations in Japan.

In this Japanese language blog, Kitano sensei introduces a quick guide to this Japanese fortune telling method. Read this blog to learn Japanese vocabulary. Watch the video to listen to native Japanese. And learn Japanese online for free with JOI's teacher's blog every week.

Blood type fortune telling


By KITANO Megumi

blood type

皆さんは、血液型占い を知っていますか? 血液型占いは、日本で人気がある占いの一つです。 この占いは血液型によって、性格がだいたい分かると言われています。

A型・・・長所 :真面目、几帳面    / 短所:神経質
O型・・・長所:行動力 がある、正直(しょうじき)/ 短所:大ざっぱ
B型・・・長所:社交的、個性的 / 短所:飽きっぽい
AB型・・・長所:頭がいい、合理的 / 短所:二重人格

どうですか?皆さんの性格は当たっている と思いますか?当たっていないと思いますか? 皆さんの国にも、占いがありますか。

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皆(みな)さんは、血液型(けつえきがた)占(うらな)い を知(し)っていますか? 血液型(けつえきがた)占(うらな)いは、日本(にほん)で人気(にんき)がある占(うらな)いの一(ひと)つです。 この占(うらな)いは血液型(けつえきがた)によって、性格(せいかく)がだいたい分(わ)かると言(い)われています。

A型(がた)・・・長所(ちょうしょ) :真面目(まじめ)、几帳面(きちょうめん) / 短所(たんしょ):神経質(しんけいしつ)
O型(がた)・・・長所(ちょうしょ):行動力(こうどうりょく) がある、正直(しょうじき) / 短所(たんしょ):大(おお)ざっぱ
B型(がた)・・・長所(ちょうしょ):社交的(しゃこうてき)、個性的(こせいてき)  / 短所(たんしょ):飽(あ)きっぽい
AB型(がた)・・・長所(ちょうしょ):頭(あたま)がいい、合理的(ごうりてき)  / 短所(たんしょ):二重人格(にじゅうじんかく)

どうですか?皆(みな)さんの性格(せいかく)は当(あ)たっている と思(おも)いますか?当(あ)たっていないと思(おも)いますか? 皆(みな)さんの国(くに)にも、占(うらな)いがありますか。

Blood type fortune telling

Have you heard of Blood type fortune telling ? Blood type fortune telling is one of the most popular fortune telling ways in Japan. This fortune telling method is said to divide up people's personalities into different groups based on their Blood types.

A Type … Strong points : serious, methodical / Weak points : nervous
O Type … Strong points : ability to take action, honest / Weak points : rough
B Type … Strong points : sociable, unique / Weak points : fickle
AB Type … Strong points : intelligent, logical / Weak points : split personality

What do you think ? Do you think that this has guessed your personality correctly ? Do you think it isn't accurate ? What kind of fortune telling methods are there in your country ?

血液型(けつえきがた) Blood type

占(うらな)い Fortune telling

長所(ちょうしょ) Strong point

短所(たんしょ) Week point

几帳面(きちょうめん) Methodical, Punctual, Steady

神経質(しんけいしつ) Nervous

行動力(こうどうりょく) Ability to take action

大(おお)ざっぱ Rough

社交的(しゃこうてき) Sociable

個性的(こせいてき) Unique

飽(あ)きっぽい Be apt to get tired of things soon

合理的(ごうりてき) Rational, Logical

二重人格(にじゅうじんかく) Split personality

当(あ)たる Guess right

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  • Tysra Wednesday, 16 January 2019

    Well, truly I did not know this information before but I have a doubt about the classification of bloods. As you have described the qualities of the essay writing australia who is carrying specific blood group. I means no other person has such qualities.

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