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Least favorite japanese word(s)?
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Posted 10/28/10
the word nande when people put a lot of emphasis on it..it irritates me..
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Posted 10/29/10
I can't say I'm a fan of the other "K" word-Kurombo.
And all its equivalents in any language.
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Posted 10/29/10 , edited 10/29/10
Oh lol there are a bunch of crazy ones that are extremely hard to pronounce as an english speaker, あたたかかった。Or in english atatakakatta meaning it was warm. When your rounding out a sentence and have to say this word in the past-tense it really becomes a tongue twister.
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Posted 10/29/10

sheebi wrote:

Pan (bread)

because its the same in spanish,

and well... its an effng 'pan' in english


lol well that would happen to be a loan word due to the Portuguese missionaries in the 15 and 16 hundreds
Posted 10/30/10

Devoidtrueform wrote:


sheebi wrote:

Pan (bread)

because its the same in spanish,

and well... its an effng 'pan' in english


lol well that would happen to be a loan word due to the Portuguese missionaries in the 15 and 16 hundreds


that explains it! hahahaha
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Posted 10/30/10
I've learned so much about the origin of katakana loan words sinse I started studying. I really wish i could post a katakana game sheet i have here it's extremely informative. It's a small sample of several common Japanese katakana loan words and a game to guess origin.
Posted 11/6/10
It kills me every time someone says: kawaii, desu, & sugio.
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Posted 11/7/10 , edited 11/7/10

Devoidtrueform wrote:


sheebi wrote:

Pan (bread)

because its the same in spanish,

and well... its an effng 'pan' in english


lol well that would happen to be a loan word due to the Portuguese missionaries in the 15 and 16 hundreds


The actual Portuguese word is "pão." How that turned into pan "パン" is unknown.
In the same way, the Japanese word rantoseru (ラントセル) is a corruption of the Dutch word ransel.

As for words that peeve me...
Ecchi (エッチ) and hentai (変態) are grossly misused in Western countries. It all started with a poorly-written article in the 80s, the publication of which I have been unable to track down.
(On a side note, ecchi is sometimes used to refer to sex in Japan, though that's not what it's used for in the West.)

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Posted 11/8/10
I do hate it when people randomly say "Kawaii"...mostly when nothing else in the entire sentence or anything about the topic has anything to do with it.

But other than that I have a bunch more, mostly the ones with a lot of repeated symbols that are kept close together.
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Posted 11/9/10
Misete... why do i like the word misete?

i don't know really, it just sounds nice to me.
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Posted 11/9/10
The Italian for bread is 'pane'. I imagine there's similar words in other languages.
And I take no objection to baka and kawaii because they have such universal use over there.

And English is a total mongrel language in the first place, so stealing random words and using them for our own purposes is hardly new or worth being excited over.
Posted 11/20/10
I don't hate any words, but i dislike placing 'warm' (atatakai) into past negative form. I hate saying "Atatakakunakatta" as its so easy to mess up its pronunciation.
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Posted 12/10/10
Desu~~ or tan~~ or something..:))) hahahha..~~
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Posted 12/19/10
I hate when people say "Kawaii"
I cant stand the word even if Japanese people say it anymore.
The word is just overused in so many ways.

No more word that I dislike, I love the language as it is :)
Posted 12/31/10

KEMO wrote:


Lazybook wrote:

^How can you hate a word? Besides, they all sound good when we say it.



agree with you



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