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Sugoi does not mean cool

Postby Forever Yours » Fri 06.03.2005 4:25 pm

hmmm...some people may be mixed up about sugoi.....sugoi means great and cool but only when used like saying a compliment eg.:
kimi ha sugoi desu=you are cool
and yet kakkoii is the reply to something e.g.: (i dont know this in japanese) I am 15 years old....
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RE: Sugoi does not mean cool

Postby Gaijinian » Sat 06.11.2005 5:13 pm

I think you have things a bit mixxxxxed up...
Kakkoii is like a "fashion" cool. Like a kakkoii shirt. Your cool could be either, but be carefull with KIMI...
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RE: Sugoi does not mean cool

Postby redfoxer » Sun 06.12.2005 7:25 am

indeed. Sugoi technically means amazing. or something that is great.
Eg, you see a man spontaneously combust in the middle of the road. Sugoi! Someone teaches you a new word in japanese that you think is very helpful. Sugoi!
anata no chikara wo sugoi da! (im still a beginner so correct that phrase if it is wrong)
I would also watch how you use kimi as kimi is more casual and usually directed towards females listeners. For general usage and for people you dont know very well, stick with the anata as it is more general. Just a piece of what i know ;)

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RE: Sugoi does not mean cool

Postby Gaijinian » Sun 06.12.2005 10:05 am

redfoxer wrote:
anata no chikara wo sugoi da! (im still a beginner so correct that phrase if it is wrong)
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First, WA, not WO. And second, you never put a DA for an i-keiyoushi

Kimi, is for friends, or people lower than you. Don't say it to a person you just met, unless they are obviously lower than you.

BUT, the big but, anata can also be deadly. It can be an "affectionate" word, if you say it to someone that you know the name of. If you don't know the name, it's OK. Otherwise, go with ----san.
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