I'm putting on my make-up this morning as U is shaving, bot of squeezing into the small space in front of the mirror. He looks at me with an adoring smile and says,
"I look at you sometimes and want to put you into business!" (shobai - a word which is often used for a certain type of... ah... business!)
He repeats himself, mumbling around the razor, "invitation!" (shokai)
"Huh?!" Now I'm just confused, and pretty sure I'm just not hearing him properly.
Finally he puts down the razor and starts poking my cheek, "chokai!" He says, with a smile.
My Japanese lesson for the day: "chokai," which apparently means to annoy the hell out of your partner and dawdle over morning preparations while half asleep but be adorable about it all so your partner can't get angry (or at least stay angry) with you. Either that or it means to poke somebody repeatedly. Yes, there is a word for that.
At least he wasn't trying to say that the sight of me in the morning made him want to sell me off into a life of prostitution, eh?!