ポンコツ pon kotsu junky; Used to described old cars and machines that are in less than perfect condition.
There are no kanji. You got off easy today. - [B]
boku no kuruma wa nandakke? porushe ka, ranborugi-ni ka? aa, souka, ponkotsu datta!
My car, what was it now? Porsche? Lamborghini? Ah, I remember, it's a... piece of junk!
- ポンコツ ponkotsu - junky [this word may have come from the word for the large hammer blacksmiths use to pound metal.]
- ぼく boku - I [used mainly by boys and men; Adding a の NO after BOKU makes it mean [my]]
- 車 kuruma - car
- 何だっけ nandakke - What was that? [the KE at the end is often used to impress on the listener that the answer is on the tip of your tongue.]
- ポルシェ porushe - Porsche
- か ka - or used with lists of this or that...
- ランボルギーニ ranborugi-ni - Lamborghini
- あっ、そうか a, souka - Oh yeah [I remember]! [the small っ TSU shows a sudden stop as if surprised.]
- だった！ datta - was [The car is still a piece of junk, but since the person finally remembers what he was thinking of, he uses a past tense.]