英語の単語: Linen, hemp, jute…

Do you prefer natural or synthetic materials? If you prefer the natural ones and you want to talk about them in English, you may have a bit of difficulty. Let`s have a look at some of them:

Linen / リンネル in wikipedia in English and in Japanese

Hemp / アセ in wikipedia in English and in Japanese (please notice the nice kanji – did you know it?)

Jute / コウマ in wikipedia in English and in Japanese

It seems like hemp and jute are different plants but the Chinese characters for both of them are similar. Unfortunately, I have no idea why. If somebody knows, please leave a comment.

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