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Japanese Slang/Speaking [Thread!]

Discussion in 'Foreign Languages' started by xHeadhunter, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. xHeadhunter

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    Sorry but the old thread stuffed up so im starting again...

    yoshi! nihon ben wo oshieru kara omae wa nani ka doo omouka shirabetekure, yokattara chigau no nihonben wo oshietekure
    alright! im going to show you some japanese slang i ask you to tell me what you think, if you want you teach me some different jap slang too

    jya hajimashouzei!
    ok lets start!

    Let me introduce myself, im half japanese i go to japan quite often my other half is australian... ive been learning japanese at school for 3 years im doin yr 12 jap now bt it can be so boring even if its a year above!

    u dont need formal lessons at school self motivation is the key!

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    INTRO OVER!!!

    This is the Japanese Slang/Speaking Thread, everyone is allowed to give their input, if you wanna find out a slang word or only spoken word feel free to ask.

    Cheers
     
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    [TIPS ON SPEAKING]

    Two things that gaijins (foreigners) should learn when speaking japanese...
    pronounce the "r" with an "l" sound mixed in... like ur rolling ur tongue only once.

    Do not emphasize the vowel sounds, say it quickly and stop (kiba is pronounced "kibba" not "keebaa") each word has a different tone but as soon as you start the word keep the same tone and only change tone when you go to the next word.

    To act tough or boyish you can pronounce SOME words with an "ei"(ehh) ending instead of "ai" eg. mendokusai change to mendokusei (mendo-kussehh)
    also say "ka" instead of "desuka"
    use zo instead of yo. (yameru zo)

    Girls usually use the "ai" form and are more polite use basically the plain form you learn at school and extend the last vowel sound "kawaii" "kawa-iiiiiiii!"
     
  3. xHeadhunter

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    SLANG WORDS *applies for words usually said by a male
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    AOMORI BEN...
    Aomori is a country town in japan notorious for their ununderstandable words most japanese people (except from aomori) dont no these words ...
    shakkoi = cold
    wa = watashi
    there are more but there hard to remember... XD
     
  4. Even

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    niice:grin this is really cool:grin thanks a bunch:grin
     
  5. meeresstern1983

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    That's good. A thread where I can look for japanese slang words. Thanks! And perhaps I've got one to:

    Sou ja nee yo.

    Is it right when I say that this is a slang version of

    Sou ja nai yo. (=That's not it. No. or something along this line)

    ?
     
  6. njt

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    great that you want to teach and all... but first let's take a look at what you really said...

    "nihon ben" Does not = slang. You meant higo卑語
    "shirabete kure" doesn't mean speak, it means research/look up you meant shabette

    not only that but I'd also change the way you phrased that... but yeah that's just me.

    ah- and then the "let's begin" part, it's "hajimemashou" not hajimashou, unless you want to talk about being embarrassed which you might be because of all these errors >.>

    and "zei" doesn't mean "let's" it's in the same category as "zo" "yo" it just gives the sentence more umph, so to speak.

    まあ・・・頑張ってください・・・
    p.s. You could have posted all that info in one post instead of three too^^;
     
  7. Sho

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    Yeah, I think you need to read over njt's post and fix up a few things first.

    Also, I wouldn't recommend using this type of slang until you actually are able to comfortably converse in standard Japanese with others. Or else you'll just look like a foreign otaku who watches too much anime.
     
  8. cognitivedissonance

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    ha ha ha, well played NJT. :)

    Sasuga is hard to translate...It kind of implies that expectations were met (of someone younger than you) but is regardless, considered as praise.
     
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