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RE: Japanese Slang Words

Postby Mukade » Sat 06.17.2006 1:32 am

keatonatron wrote:
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


Thing is, if you're sitting around drinking with a couple friends, how much of what they say is 'normal?' :o

I remember when I did my study abroad here back in '97 - I came here with a pretty decent understanding of standard Japanese. But when I hung out at my favorite bar with my friends, I couldn't grasp a word of what was being said.

Even as my Japanese progressed over the year, I still couldn't decipher what they were saying.

In the end, I really think it was because so much of what they were saying wasn't normal, standard Japanese, per se, but very dialectical, slang-filled speech.

Again, I'm not suggesting that anyone should start learning Japanese with slang, nor should they spend time memorizing a bunch of slang. But being exposed to it - at any level - certainly doesn't hurt.
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RE: Japanese Slang Words

Postby TrilinguisT » Sat 06.17.2006 4:42 am

dialectical ... it changes here in teh US all the time.. lol

My friend was sitting next to this girl while watching a dance performance. that girl goes "their dress clothes are sick, she was dancing like she was 'goin dumb' " .. my friend said, "what the hell? you just insulted my culture, there were doing a cambodian dance, how can you say that?"
that girl goes "... what are you talkin' bout? they do look like they 'goin dumb' you know, that dance called 'goin dumb' by a hiphop group called 'dem franchise boys' ?" . lol ( im not sure who the song was from )

but yeah, if you dont know the newest words or slange, you can prolly get offended . lol

(im pretty sure 85% of you have question marks on your faces) :D
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RE: Japanese Slang Words

Postby kotori » Sat 06.17.2006 4:43 am

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RE: Japanese Slang Words

Postby Machina Maw » Sat 06.17.2006 6:01 am

TrilinguisT wrote:
dialectical ... it changes here in teh US all the time.. lol

My friend was sitting next to this girl while watching a dance performance. that girl goes "their dress clothes are sick, she was dancing like she was 'goin dumb' " .. my friend said, "what the hell? you just insulted my culture, there were doing a cambodian dance, how can you say that?"
that girl goes "... what are you talkin' bout? they do look like they 'goin dumb' you know, that dance called 'goin dumb' by a hiphop group called 'dem franchise boys' ?" . lol ( im not sure who the song was from )

but yeah, if you dont know the newest words or slange, you can prolly get offended . lol

(im pretty sure 85% of you have question marks on your faces) :D


Haha, I didn't get a word of that. I do think some slang words are stupid.

Like "sick" and "phat". I mean, you'd probably get slugged (punched, I mean) if you walked up to someone and said, "Wow, you look phat!" :D
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RE: Japanese Slang Words

Postby Budomaru » Sat 06.17.2006 11:17 am

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Argh. There is no such thing as "a slang." There is "slang." There is "Japanese slang." There is "slang words." There is no "Japanese slangs."

Tony


pfft, fullstops within the quotes... amateur :P

+2 on the slang part - noone EVER learned a language properly without knowing slang and how people talk on an everyday basis, as opposed to the "standard" or "textbook" form of the language. but +2 on learning kana before slang as well ;)
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RE: Japanese Slang Words

Postby AJBryant » Sat 06.17.2006 12:16 pm

pfft, fullstops within the quotes... amateur


Hmph.

I write from America, and I follow American rules of style. (Except hip-hop. Can't stand hip-hop styles.)

:)

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RE: Japanese Slang Words

Postby Budomaru » Sat 06.17.2006 2:20 pm

[offtopic]

i was kidding anyway - though, no offense, but sometimes it seems different rules are defined in america (and often in the uk as well) simply so they'll be in contrast with what the rest of the world uses :P this quote rule is an example, as are some rules in mechanological designs (where strangely the american rules are the opposite of the rules every one else has). B)

[/offtopic]

how's slang in japanese? :P
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RE: Japanese Slang Words

Postby TrilinguisT » Sat 06.17.2006 3:34 pm

Machina Maw wrote:
TrilinguisT wrote:
dialectical ... it changes here in teh US all the time.. lol

My friend was sitting next to this girl while watching a dance performance. that girl goes "their dress clothes are sick, she was dancing like she was 'goin dumb' " .. my friend said, "what the hell? you just insulted my culture, there were doing a cambodian dance, how can you say that?"
that girl goes "... what are you talkin' bout? they do look like they 'goin dumb' you know, that dance called 'goin dumb' by a hiphop group called 'dem franchise boys' ?" . lol ( im not sure who the song was from )

but yeah, if you dont know the newest words or slange, you can prolly get offended . lol

(im pretty sure 85% of you have question marks on your faces) :D


Haha, I didn't get a word of that. I do think some slang words are stupid.

Like "sick" and "phat". I mean, you'd probably get slugged (punched, I mean) if you walked up to someone and said, "Wow, you look phat!" :D


machina maw and everyone else who's lost -- just watch this you'll understand .. this dance is called 'go dumb'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBRN2YLYzRU&search=E-40%20
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RE: Japanese Slang Words

Postby AJBryant » Sat 06.17.2006 6:08 pm

i was kidding anyway


Oh, I knew you were kidding. Hence the smile. :)

BTW, the reason for the change has to do with the old lead type-setting. Periods, commas, and so on, were really small pieces of lead, and could easily be lost or knocked off the slug, so they were put INSIDE the quotation marks -- which are bigger pieces -- to make sure the punctuation was there.

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RE: Japanese Slang Words

Postby Mukade » Mon 06.19.2006 3:31 am

AJBryant wrote:
i was kidding anyway


Oh, I knew you were kidding. Hence the smile. :)

BTW, the reason for the change has to do with the old lead type-setting. Periods, commas, and so on, were really small pieces of lead, and could easily be lost or knocked off the slug, so they were put INSIDE the quotation marks -- which are bigger pieces -- to make sure the punctuation was there.

Tony


Tony, you clearly spend too much time reading.
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RE: Japanese Slang Words

Postby AJBryant » Mon 06.19.2006 11:22 am

Tony, you clearly spend too much time reading.


HEy, I told you. I used to be a newspaper editor. That's part of our history. :)


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RE: Japanese Slang Words

Postby keatonatron » Mon 06.19.2006 11:45 am

Mukade wrote:
Tony, you clearly spend too much time reading.


You misunderstood; when Tony was young, all they had were the old lead-type printing presses. He's writing from experience :D
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RE: Japanese Slang Words

Postby two_heads_talking » Mon 06.19.2006 1:17 pm

AJBryant wrote:
pfft, fullstops within the quotes... amateur


Hmph.

I write from America, and I follow American rules of style. (Except hip-hop. Can't stand hip-hop styles.)

:)

Tony


sure you do.. some of those slick duds you wear are now invading hip-hop culture..
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RE: Japanese Slang Words

Postby two_heads_talking » Mon 06.19.2006 1:19 pm

AJBryant wrote:
Tony, you clearly spend too much time reading.


HEy, I told you. I used to be a newspaper editor. That's part of our history. :)


Tony


let's see, if order to be an editor, you had to typecast as well no? i always wondered how did you put the letters on those spinning wheels anyways.. ? i feel sorry for the guy that has to go in there and .. wait, did i just hear a click whirrr?
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RE: Japanese Slang Words

Postby AJBryant » Mon 06.19.2006 1:54 pm

You misunderstood; when Tony was young, all they had were the old lead-type printing presses. He's writing from experience


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