Today is Katakana Tuesday and today’s word is メイク or メーク.

If you can read Katakana, I think it’s easy to figure out that it is for the English word “make” but do you know how it’s used and what it means?


しっかりメイクしてかわいく見せたい。- I want to look cute by doing a good “make”

どうしたらじょうずにメイクできるかな?- How can I "make" well?


Did you get it? Yes, it means “make-up”!


So if you see a sign on the street ヘアメイクアーティスト, it is not for a wig maker but for a “hair & make-up artist” i.e. beautician / hair-dresser.

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