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Postby becks23 » Thu 06.08.2006 5:20 am

Reading the post by Clay, I was almost immediately interested in learning words such as 'poi'. In my Japanese class, my teacher doesn't teach us slang like that. In some ways I think it would be funny to know a few words just so that I can use them around my friends. Of course i'm not talking about 'bad words' (I hope you all know what I mean) but words like yabai etc.

(Sorry if I should have posted this elsewhere.)
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RE: Japanese Slang Words

Postby vixen » Thu 06.08.2006 5:40 am

i ne'er knew this guy B) and anyways weren't in the World Cup this year ?
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RE: Japanese Slang Words

Postby paul_b » Thu 06.08.2006 6:22 am

becks23 wrote:
Reading the post by Clay, I was almost immediately interested in learning words such as 'poi'. In my Japanese class, my teacher doesn't teach us slang like that. In some ways I think it would be funny to know a few words just so that I can use them around my friends. Of course i'm not talking about 'bad words' (I hope you all know what I mean) but words like yabai etc.

WWWJDIC doesn't seem to do a very good job on tagging slang words as 'slang' but here are a few that were properly tagged. (I've filtered out some to keep it roughly PG rated).

Look them up in WWWJDIC for the full set of details.

お釜 [おかま] male transvestite
お婆はる [おばはる] to shamelessly demand one's rights
かわい子ちゃん [かわいこちゃん] popsy
テクシーで行く [テクシーでいく] to go on foot
意味深 [いみしん] with profound (often hidden) meaning
一発かます [いっぱつかます] to hit someone
塩っぱい [しょっぱい] salty
何を言うてんねん [なにをいうてんねん] What the hell are you saying?!
可愛い [かわゆい] charming
花魁 [おいらん] prostitute
学らん [がくらん] type of Japanese school uniform for boys often stand-up collar with long jacket and loose trousers
顔着 [がんちゃく] face landing (used by BMX riders)
貞はる [さだはる] to harp too long on a subject
店晒し [たなざらし] shelf warmer
頓痴気 [とんちき] dimwit
飯 [めし] meals
妙竹林 [みょうちくりん] weird
輪っぱ [わっぱ] ring-shaped
おなべ female transvestite
ガタイ body build
かつあげ extortion of money or goods (e.g., from lower year students)
きしょい feel sick
キショイ feel sick
キモイ disgusting
クリャc identical
グロい disgusting
げろげろ disgusting!
こちとら we
しかとする to ignore
シクる to fail
しくる to stuff up
ちくる to inform a superior of someone's actions
チャカ pistol
ちゃりんこ child pickpocket
でか detective
とべ last (in a contest)
トモロク Internet friend or buddy list (abbr. of tomodachi touroku)
とんずら escape
バカップル sickeningly sweet and soppy couple
ばくんちょ eating in one bite
パシる to set to scutwork
ばっくんちょ sexual intercourse
ばっちい unclean
べた awkward
ベタ poor
ボイップ VoIP
マジ serious (not capricious or flirtatious)
もくる to smoke
やばい cool
らりる to become intoxicated (e.g., with drugs)
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RE: Japanese Slang Words

Postby becks23 » Thu 06.08.2006 5:36 pm

Many thanks!! WWWJDIC?? Is that a website??
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RE: Japanese Slang Words

Postby Zeo » Thu 06.08.2006 5:37 pm

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RE: Japanese Slang Words

Postby paul_b » Thu 06.08.2006 5:45 pm


I should think that's one worth having in the links list, if not the FAQ.

Not that I'm biased or anything. :-P
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RE: Japanese Slang Words

Postby albarosa » Tue 06.13.2006 4:44 am

てゆか、誰か「ニューハーフ」って聞いたことありますぅ?
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RE: Japanese Slang Words

Postby keatonatron » Tue 06.13.2006 4:46 am

Machina Maw wrote:
On the topic of slang, I've heard that 「何でやねん?」 means "What the hell?" or is a rude way of saying "What for?". Is that correct?


I think so. It's a Kansai thing made famous by a couple of comdians (i.e. catchphrase). If you say it around Tokyo people will think you're imitating the comedian and not seriously exepcting an answer. As far as I know it's still used in Kansai as a serious phrase.
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RE: Japanese Slang Words

Postby TrilinguisT » Thu 06.15.2006 10:34 pm

LMFAO - i cant believe there's a kanji for オカマ 
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RE: Japanese Slang Words

Postby AJBryant » Thu 06.15.2006 10:50 pm

Well, it means a "Pot." You know, the thing you put meat into when cooking...


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RE: Japanese Slang Words

Postby Mukade » Fri 06.16.2006 12:16 am

coco wrote:
英語のスラング(しかも、日常で使われないようなもの)


The thing is, slang does get used in everyday situations, in English and in Japanese.

Although I don't think it's necessary for beginners to try memorizing slang in order to pepper their speech with it (which just sounds ridiculous if you haven't gotten the hang of how and when to use slang), I would say that learning slang isn't completely pointless.

I mean, if you have no grasp of slang, you wouldn't understand 80% of what my students say to me on a daily basis. You wouldn't grasp much of what your drinking buddies are saying to you. Even words like おかま are thrown around on television all the time. Knowing slang like this will greatly increase your comprehension of the daily, spoken language.

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Machina Maw wrote:
On the topic of slang, I've heard that 「何でやねん?」 means "What the hell?" or is a rude way of saying "What for?". Is that correct?


I think so. It's a Kansai thing made famous by a couple of comdians (i.e. catchphrase). If you say it around Tokyo people will think you're imitating the comedian and not seriously exepcting an answer. As far as I know it's still used in Kansai as a serious phrase.


Gods, yes! I hear this so many times a day. I'd need more fingers and toes to count them all.

Anyway, the meaning is along the lines of the English "Why is that?" The Japanese, however, is much stronger and aggressive.

Maybe more like "Why the h*ll is that?!?" (with a hint of 'you're whacked' implied :))
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RE: Japanese Slang Words

Postby AJBryant » Fri 06.16.2006 1:11 am

Anyway, the meaning is along the lines of the English "Why is that?" The Japanese, however, is much stronger and aggressive.


Or, as I often see in gaming, "WTF?"...


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RE: Japanese Slang Words

Postby NoviAsakura » Fri 06.16.2006 6:08 am

thanks for this words
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RE: Japanese Slang Words

Postby keatonatron » Fri 06.16.2006 9:07 am

Mukade wrote:
You wouldn't grasp much of what your drinking buddies are saying to you. Even words like おかま are thrown around on television all the time.


But you first have to know the NORMAL stuff they're saying :D

When you've gotten to a point where you can understand standard grammar in conversation, then it's great to learn some slang.
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RE: Japanese Slang Words

Postby two_heads_talking » Fri 06.16.2006 9:11 am

Tony.. it would be..

OMGWTFBBQ!!!!!!!
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