"Gosh!" in Japanese

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"Gosh!" in Japanese

Post by mayosta » Tue 01.03.2006 2:57 pm

I posted this somewhere else, but did not get a response yet. Is there a Japanese word for "gosh!"? As in "Whatever I feel like doing, Gosh!" (Napolean Dynamite)

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RE: "Gosh!" in Japanese

Post by yankumi » Tue 01.03.2006 5:11 pm

"Gosh" is an interjection, which is a word that expresses emotion but typically has no grammatic function. Therefore, it conveys a variety of meanings. It could mean wow! or truly! or even a very mild form of dammit!.

This website has a short list of interjections
http://japanese.about.com/library/weekly/aa081900.htm

Here are some more
http://www.issendai.com/lifeskills/zoze ... ctions.htm

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RE: "Gosh!" in Japanese

Post by AJBryant » Tue 01.03.2006 7:27 pm

As I said in the other thread: "Try ' ゲッ. ' "


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RE: "Gosh!" in Japanese

Post by mayosta » Tue 01.03.2006 11:55 pm

AJBryant wrote:
As I said in the other thread: "Try ' ゲッ. ' "


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What's the romaji for that?

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RE: "Gosh!" in Japanese

Post by Infidel » Wed 01.04.2006 12:50 am

I'd say Geh. It's more a sound than a word with the small tsu.

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RE: "Gosh!" in Japanese

Post by Isao » Wed 01.04.2006 1:03 am

If you want to express hatred. You can take the verb stem and add "YAGARU".
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RE: "Gosh!" in Japanese

Post by AJBryant » Wed 01.04.2006 1:58 am

Pronounce it like you're going to say "get!" and change your mind as soon as you say "ge" and stop.

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