Body Fat Percentage of Pigs

  • 1727
  • 3
  • 2
  • English 
Jan 16, 2016 12:50 English essay
Obese people are sometimes referred as "豚(buta, which means pig)" in Japan.

(I have no idea whether such a figurative expression is used as well overseas.)

However, the body fat percentage of the pig is actually about 13% to 18%.

That is, it is lower than the body fat percentage of the average human.

Also, some people seem to use "豚(pig)" as the meaning of "dirty" or "idiot."

However, pigs are a cleanly animal, because they distinguish clearly a toilet, a bedding, and a place to eat.

Furthermore, since they can recognize themselves when they watch a mirror, it's able to be said that they have high cognitive abilities.

The expression "pig" might be a compliment.








Learn English, Spanish, and other languages for free with the HiNative app