Jokes about learning Japanese

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Re: Jokes about learning Japanese

Post by Harisenbon » Mon 08.24.2009 12:34 am

keatonatron wrote:They also said: "when you're about to eat, say 'eat the duck we must' and no one will realize you aren't speaking Japanese!"


Heheh. My friends learned it as "Eat the Ducky Mouse" ;)
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Re: Jokes about learning Japanese

Post by furrykef » Mon 08.24.2009 12:35 am

The "don't touch my moustache" one appears in Street Fighter Alpha 3 as one of Sodom's win quotes: "Don't thank me. In fact, 'don't touch my moustache'!" (Sodom is basically an American who desperately wants to be Japanese, but hasn't a clue about how to go about it properly, so he butchers Japanese phrases.)

The Japanese version of the game (called Street Fighter Zero 3) took this even further. For example, one of his victory quotes was, "Die job death car?"

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Re: Jokes about learning Japanese

Post by NileCat » Mon 08.24.2009 11:16 am

知り合いの娘さんが3歳のころ、天気予報(weather forecast)を見て、
「ママ~、あしたは『とら』が降るって! こわいよ~」
と怯えていた。
ある意味、頭いいよね?

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Re: Jokes about learning Japanese

Post by keatonatron » Mon 08.24.2009 8:07 pm

NileCat wrote:知り合いの娘さんが3歳のころ、天気予報(weather forecast)を見て、
「ママ~、あしたは『とら』が降るって! こわいよ~」
と怯えていた。
ある意味、頭いいよね?


Again, I don't get it. :oops: What did she mishear?

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Re: Jokes about learning Japanese

Post by NileCat » Tue 08.25.2009 1:01 pm

雹 (ひょう) hyou (n) hail (i.e. falling iceballs)
豹 (ひょう) hyou (n) leopard/panther


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Re: Jokes about learning Japanese

Post by coco » Tue 08.25.2009 8:05 pm

:lol:

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Re: Jokes about learning Japanese

Post by Yudan Taiteki » Tue 08.25.2009 8:09 pm

That reminds me of joking exchanges we used to talk about as newbies like the following:

Clerk: いらっしゃいませ!
Customer:いらっしゃいました。

A: おはようございます。
B: ええ、おはようございましたね。
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Re: Jokes about learning Japanese

Post by astaroth » Tue 08.25.2009 8:31 pm

NileCatさん、yudanさん、you both made my day ... :lol:
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Re: Jokes about learning Japanese

Post by becki_kanou » Tue 08.25.2009 9:17 pm

Yudan Taiteki wrote:That reminds me of joking exchanges we used to talk about as newbies like the following:

Clerk: いらっしゃいませ!
Customer:いらっしゃいました。


An oldie but a goodie. Shin-chan does this joke quite a few times in the クレヨンしんちゃん series.
そうだ、嬉しいんだ、生きる喜び!
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Re: Jokes about learning Japanese

Post by Harisenbon » Tue 08.25.2009 9:59 pm

nilecat, that is brilliant!
You made my day! :lol:
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Re: Jokes about learning Japanese

Post by keatonatron » Tue 08.25.2009 10:33 pm

Once I was staying in a hostel in Kyoto, and I heard an Indian man tell the clerk "ありがとうございません" :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: Jokes about learning Japanese

Post by Yudan Taiteki » Tue 08.25.2009 10:43 pm

On an oral exam I once had a student respond to 日本語を上手ですね with とんでもございます!

Also 申し訳ございます/あります is a common mistake.
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Re: Jokes about learning Japanese

Post by space_bubble » Sun 09.13.2009 1:53 pm

NileCat wrote:Chris, could you tell me if you know any website collectiong that sort of English ones ?
Thank you. :lol:

I was trying to find what specifically you are referring to? English word puzzles, or English word games, or?

I just happened on this part of this Web site, otherwise I'd have offered an answer earlier.

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Re: Jokes about learning Japanese

Post by Infidel » Sun 09.13.2009 4:10 pm

A Japanese Joke thread just isn't a Japanese Joke thread without a reference to this. oldie but goodie.
なるほど。
さっぱりわからん。

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Re: Jokes about learning Japanese

Post by furrykef » Sun 09.13.2009 4:32 pm

Indeed. But somebody else thought so too: jcdietz03 posted the same link on page 2. ;)
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