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Postby m_ » Sun 06.14.2009 8:59 pm

Hi I wonder if you could explain to me the meaning of ノリ and how to use it?
I have been seeing this word now and then, but can't find any useful explanation or examples on WWWJDIC or Eijiro. I think it has a nuance similar to 雰囲気 but I'm not sure at all.
Here is an example.

パンクなノリを期待してたんだけど 普通のJ-POPな曲にしか思えなかった。

Appreciate any comments~!
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Re: ノリ

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Sun 06.14.2009 10:26 pm

I found this on the internet:





Given that example you posted it looks like it might mean "rhythm".
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Re: ノリ

Postby keatonatron » Sun 06.14.2009 11:07 pm

It comes from 乗る, one meaning of which is "to go with the flow" (roughly).

Think of the phrase "ride the music".

ノリがいい means everyone is together in one motion. ノリが悪い means everyone is moving in their own direction, and therefore not a very pleasant atmosphere.

Like Chris said, simply translating it as rhythm should work in most cases.
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Re: ノリ

Postby two_heads_talking » Mon 06.15.2009 10:31 am

I was thinking in this case that it would be more like Synergy.. or Synchronicity.. (perhaps I'm reading too much into it)
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