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so wait you mean cursing isn't part of the basics? What if someone curses at you and you take it as a compliment..then you smile and say thank you? That'd be super embarrassing..


People can pretty much know if they're being insulted fairly well. There's the universal body language that everyone can read no matter what culture, yes?

Besides, even if I were to give a list and you insult them back, then what? There's nothing else more that you can do because those are the only words you would know, and you wouldn't know how to make sentences to defend yourself, or know what they're saying. There's also the factor that the other person may not be insulting you. Then there's dialects and many different ways of saying one thing that I or other people may not even know, etc, etc.

Overall though, Japanese people aren't that cruel when it comes to foreigners, or random people on the streets. They do well enough to keep away from us...unless they're from gangs, outcasts, or something

If you somehow do get insulted, the best thing is to not escalate the situation. Just say "sumimasen" and walk away.
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anime names....



wat does naruto mean?
how about hikaru?

like that...
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anime names....



wat does naruto mean?
how about hikaru?

like that...


That depends. We could make a thread about it and for people to request, but it's not easy trying to figure out someone's name by just the romaaji. Naruto's name, however, doesn't mean anything as far as his first name is concerned. His last name I would say means "whirl pool* or "spiral", but I can't be too sure since I don't know his kanji name. "Hikaru" generally means "light".
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Posted 10/26/08
em random word in english to japanese please
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Posted 10/26/08
Those sorts of words are all over the place in the forum, actually, lol
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ecchichichi wrote:

anime names....



wat does naruto mean?
how about hikaru?

like that...


That depends. We could make a thread about it and for people to request, but it's not easy trying to figure out someone's name by just the romaaji. Naruto's name, however, doesn't mean anything as far as his first name is concerned. His last name I would say means "whirl pool* or "spiral", but I can't be too sure since I don't know his kanji name. "Hikaru" generally means "light".


ooooh.... but it's just a request though...
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ooooh.... but it's just a request though...


The world of anime is huge we can't name all of them and everything. That's a lot of researching to do if we start from A to Z, and then people will have to sit and skim through the impossibly long list to find what they want. So to make it easier for everyone, it's better to just ask what you want to know
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ecchichichi wrote:

ooooh.... but it's just a request though...


The world of anime is huge we can't name all of them and everything. That's a lot of researching to do if we start from A to Z, and then people will have to sit and skim through the impossibly long list to find what they want. So to make it easier for everyone, it's better to just ask what you want to know


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Posted 10/29/08 , edited 10/29/08

ecchichichi wrote:

........................................................................................................................................................................................ok..


If it seems like I didn't understand your question you should tell me

As a side note, translating names isn't apart of learning the basics of Japanese...but then again, nothing else is going on here
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bwiset ka!
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i think if this website got write how to pronounce then will be perfect..so words i don't reali know how to pronoun so i need help here XP
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All one really needs to know is how to pronounce short vowels and that's pretty much it. After that, you combine it with the consonants of the words, then you're set
Posted 11/16/08

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Ryukon wrote:


kitsubugchan wrote:

Japanese swear words! Cause I know some but sometimes they say something and the subtitle is diffrent from what I thought it was. So can the a swear be lots of diffrent meanings depending on the use?


Yes. And it also depends on who is doing the subtitling and what they think.

I'm not going to be the one to make a list, however. This is a Japanese Basic group, not a slang tutorial


so wait you mean cursing isn't part of the basics? What if someone curses at you and you take it as a compliment..then you smile and say thank you? That'd be super embarrassing..



*siiiiigh* Ill try to give you some....

the most common:

Baka - Idiot
Bakabakashii - Idiotic - Retarded
Busu - Extremely UGLY girl
Butoko - Extremely UGLY guy
Ahou or Aho - Idiot (friendly ways like You idiot! lol i know! thing)
Baka Mitai - You look like an idiot.
Yarichin - Player

I know a few more but I don't want you to be learning a new vocabulary XDDD
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Posted 11/30/08
Hmm... how about the meanings of japanese names? I always wanted to know that btw does anyone know what Tsu means?
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ecchichichi wrote:

anime names....



wat does naruto mean?
how about hikaru?

like that...


Naruto means "Malestrom" and if you want to know what Uzumaki is that's "Spiral" and I don't know what Hikaru is but HIKARI means "Light*Beam*" I hope this helps and if my translations were wrong someone please let me know.
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