Finger names in Japanese!

Do you know how to say them in Japanese? It’s interesting!

Thumb -> 親指 (Parent Finger)
Index Finger -> 人差し指 (People Pointer Finger)
Middle Finger -> 中指 (Middle Finger)
Ring Finger -> 薬指 (Medicine Finger)
Little Finger -> 小指 (Little Finger)
Clearly the most interesting designation is the “Medicine Finger”. It has that name, because a long time ago, people used to use/take liquid medicine with that finger. It was put on one hand, and then used with the “Medicine Finger” of the other hand!


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