- Do you have any lucky charms?
- What omamori do you want to have?
- extra /EK-struh/
- several /SEV-ruhl/
- option /OP-shuhn/
- special /SPESH-uhl/
- tell /tel/
[adjective] added to what is normal
Bring extra blankets just in case.
[adjective] more than two and fewer than many
The phone rang several times before Rina answered the call.
[noun] one thing that can be chosen from a set of possibilities
Ordering this item online is one of the options we have.
[adjective] not ordinary or usual
Louis was given the chance to take a special day-off.
[verb] to know or recognize
I can’t tell if this is the right place or not.
They have special messages written on wood or paper that are said to give protection and good luck to the owner. Not sure on which to get? Check out this list of some omamori types:
Some common examples of omamori:
Katsumori – for success in general
Yakuyoke – to protect the owner from bad luck
Kenko – for good health
More specific types of omamori:
Kanai-anzen – to give added safety to one’s family
Shobai-hanjo – to give good luck to businesses
Byoki-heyu – to wish someone who’s sick to get well soon
Is there any way to tell which omamori is the best? The answer is no, and only you will know which one you need. So, feel free to take your pick!
True or False:
- Kenko is an omamori for general success.
- Special messages on omamori are written on wood only.
- There’s no clear way to know which omamori is perfect.
- Omamori, or Japanese lucky charms, do not have many types.
- Shobai-hanjo is for granting good luck to businesses.
Complete the sentences by using the words in the box.
- A wedding anniversary is a _____ occasion.
- One of our _____ is to move the meeting next week.
- We have _____ computers. Feel free to use any.
- Can you _____ which one is better?
- I didn’t bring any _____ shirts with me.