2010-11-20

baranka, buraku, buriku

I'm having trouble keeping these three words correct in my memory: baranka, buraku, buriku.

Sometimes I can remember buriku (donkey) by thinking of the Spanish word burro and then thinking of Riku, which is one of my nicknames.

Need to find a memory-hook for baranka (rock) and buraku (hole), something for the memory to hang its hat on.

Buraku probably comes from Portuguese buraco, but what’s the source of baranka?

5 comments:

Alexandre said...

baranka comes from portuguese barranco

Anonymous said...

Baranka is actually a boulder. A rock, or rocks, is "piedra".

lluis said...

baranka remind me of the Spanish word -maybe Portuguese, too?- barranco, which means somewhat like cliff. Usually a barranco is a rocky place...

ajota said...

we have the word ' barranco' in Portuguese, which means bank (of a river) or cliff. maybe this is the origin of baranka

Cesar said...

'Baranka' probably comes from 'barranco', which is Portuguese for ravine.