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よく使(つか)うスラング

Useful Slang

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もとカレ

Ex-boyfriend

もとカノ

Ex-girlfriend

means former; used to be; Ex

あの(ひと)(わたし)(もと)カレよ。

He is my ex-boyfriend.

  • あの人【あのひと】 that person [あの indicates the person is not presently near the speaker or listener]
  • 私の【わたしの】my [this is the pronoun 私 (I; me) with the possessive の]
  • 元カレ【もとかれ】former boyfriend [the カレ is from 彼 which is the pronoun for “he” or “him”]
  • よ (emphatic ender)


しもネタ

dirty joke; inappropriate joke

かれ(しも)ネタ彼女(かのじょ)はドン()きした。

She was put off by his dirty joke.

  • 彼の【かれの】 his
  • 下ネタ【しもねた】 dirty joke; indecent subject
  • に by (the dirty joke)
  • 彼女【かのじょ】she
  • は (topic marker)
  • ドン引きした【どんびきした】being put off by; being taken aback; recoiling (in disgust or shock)


ドン

be put off by 〜;off-putting; being taken aback; recoiling (in disgust or shock)

かれ)下品(げひん)冗談(じょうだん)に、彼女(かのじょ)ドン()した。

She was put off by his dirty joke.

  • 彼の【かれの】his
  • 下品な【げひんな】vulgar; indecent
  • 冗談【じょうだん】 joke
  • に by (the joke)
  • 彼女【かのじょ】 she
  • は as for (topic marker)
  • ドン引きした【どんびきした】put off by


ワンチャン

only chance; one shot

この試合(しあい)頑張(がんば)ればワンチャン()てるぞ。

This game, If you do best, there’s a chance you can win.

  • この this
  • 試合【しあい】game; match; contest
  • 頑張れば【がんばれば】if you keep at it
  • ワンチャン one chance; a shot at; might be a chance
  • 勝てる【かてる】winning
  • ぞ (emphatic)


まじ

serious; seriously

冗談(じょうだん)(おも)っているかもしれないけど、(おれ)まじだから。

You might think I'm joking, but I'm serious.

  • 冗談【じょうだん】 joking
  • と思っている【とおもっている】 be thinking
  • かもしれない (you) may; might
  • けど but; however
  • 俺【おれ】 I
  • まじ serious
  • だから therefore; because (I’m serious)

まじ、すげぇ~

It’s truly awesome.

まじ、こわい

It’s really scary.



ぶっちゃけ

to be honest; to tell the truth; to put it bluntly

ぶっちゃけ、このケーキまずいね。

To be honest, this cake isn't good.

  • ぶっちゃけ honestly; to tell you the truth
  • この this
  • ケーキ cake
  • まずい tastes bad
  • ね don’t you think


ぶっちゃけ、あいつ(きら)い。

To be honest with you, I don't like him.

  • ぶっちゃけ honestly; to tell you the truth
  • あいつ that guy
  • 嫌い【きらい】 dislike; hate


ぶっちゃけ、おもしろくない。

Frankly, that's not funny.

  • ぶっちゃけ honestly; to tell you the truth
  • おもしろくない not interesting


めっちゃ

very; really; quite

このケーキ、めっちゃおいしい。

This cake is very good

  • この this
  • ケーキ cake
  • めっちゃ very
  • おいしい delicious


めっちゃ(つか)れた

I'm very tired.

めっちゃ(わら)った

I laughed so hard.


ガチで(がち)

legit; literally; serious; truly

また遅刻(ちこく)だ。ガチでやばい。

I'm late again. I'm, legit, in a heap of trouble.

  • また again
  • 遅刻【ちこく】 late
  • だ am [copula; plain form of です]
  • ガチで truly
  • やばい trouble; bad

ガチは、ガチンコの(りゃく)で、真剣(しんけん)勝負(しょうぶ)真面目(まじめ)という意味(いみ)

Gachi is short for "gachinko," which means "a game played in earnest" or "seriousness."


 

うざい

annoying; Irritating

(かれ)面白(おもしろ)くない冗談(じょうだん)ばかり()うから、うざいよね。

He is annoying because he always tells lame jokes.

  • 彼は【かれは】 as for him
  • 面白くない【おもしろくない】 not interesting
  • 冗談【じょうだん】 joke
  • ばかり only; nothing but; mostly
  • 言う【いう】to say
  • から because of that
  • うざい annoying
  • よ (emphatic)
  • ね (request for agreement)
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