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どんだけ〜(≧∇≦)/ ハハハ

Postby Adriano » Wed 01.02.2008 7:50 am

Happy New Year みんなさん!

I´ve just got a doubt here.
Does the english language has an expression that would be translated to the so usual today in Japan DONDAKEEEE ?(* ̄∇ ̄*)エヘヘ

Since I´ve learned dondakee I can´t stop to use it, sometimes like a baka T___T" So I want to learn how to say it in english :)
And for who don´t know: http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%81%A9%E3%82%93%E3%81%A0%E3%81%91%E3%80%9C
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RE: どんだけ〜(≧∇≦)/ ハハハ

Postby prep_girl_Nessa » Wed 01.02.2008 8:08 am

Funnily enough, I just posted this link earlier this week. It seems this song is catching on big time. I still hate it though xD
[url]
http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/se ... ikko_music
[/url]Ikko, Dondake~!

Again, this is probably not a phrase most people, especially foreigners usually run around saying. Unless you're like this guy... er, girl... then go right ahead. xD
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RE: どんだけ〜(≧∇≦)/ ハハハ

Postby Harisenbon » Wed 01.02.2008 9:28 am

prep_girl_Nessa wrote:
Funnily enough, I just posted this link earlier this week. It seems this song Again, this is probably not a phrase most people, especially foreigners usually run around saying. Unless you're like this guy... er, girl... then go right ahead. xD


Actually, どんだけ was the number 2 (or 3, I can't remember) most popular catch phrase of 2007. There are many MANY people who were running around saying it.

Also, as it got its start as a saying among the Japanese gay population, there were a number of people who were saying it even before it became famous.

As for translating it into English, I think it's just one of those things that doesn't translate very well.
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Re: どんだけ〜(≧∇≦)/ ハハハ

Postby MFoogle » Thu 03.13.2008 4:47 pm

どんだけ (exp) (See どれだけ) what a ..... (word used to show strong emotion, emphasis, punchlines, etc.)

(from http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi- ... dic.cgi?1F)

I never heard this word before, so I'm not sure if I'm right. For example: "What a big house!" 「大きい家どんだけよ!」
or "What a party [I'm so tired now]!" 「パーティーどんだけだったよ![今とても眠いだ]」

It's not said very much and I don't know if my Japanese examples made a lot of sense, but I attempted.
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Re: どんだけ〜(≧∇≦)/ ハハハ

Postby AJBryant » Thu 03.13.2008 11:36 pm

I have to admit that I wonder if Japanese students of foreign languages are ferklemt about not knowing how to translate "whack fol the diddle o the die do day" or "sing rumpety tumpety tum" or even "shama lama ding dong."


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Re: どんだけ〜(≧∇≦)/ ハハハ

Postby Wakannai » Fri 03.14.2008 1:53 am

Chim chimminy, chim chimminy chim chim cheree
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Re: どんだけ〜(≧∇≦)/ ハハハ

Postby AJBryant » Fri 03.14.2008 10:35 am

Shoobop, shoobop-bop.
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Re: どんだけ〜(≧∇≦)/ ハハハ

Postby richvh » Fri 03.14.2008 10:47 am

I remember the time a Japanese poster was asking for help understanding some rap lyrics over at Tae Kim's forum. We had to tell him that they didn't make any sense.
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Re: どんだけ〜(≧∇≦)/ ハハハ

Postby AJBryant » Fri 03.14.2008 2:15 pm

On the whole, I think that's a valid assessment of ALL rap. ;)


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