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Japanese words from Anime that you often say
xxJing 
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Using terms from another language when your language has perfectly good terms comes off as extremely pretentious. What's worse is, if the person using those terms is actually misusing them / horribly mispronouncing them, then they look both stupid and pretentious. There is nothing more painful to watch in this world than a stupid pretentious person. It results in a reflex facepalm.
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I don't really say any Japanese words out loud, but my thoughts are filled with them. Although, I accidentally called my brother Naruto once.........
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xxJing wrote:

Using terms from another language when your language has perfectly good terms comes off as extremely pretentious. What's worse is, if the person using those terms is actually misusing them / horribly mispronouncing them, then they look both stupid and pretentious. There is nothing more painful to watch in this world than a stupid pretentious person. It results in a reflex facepalm.


I understand what you are saying and after going through many flashbacks I totally agree.
I think it's only okay when talking with maybe a close friend who also watches the same anime that you do (just for an example) and you quote it

...and "reflex facepalm" made me laugh
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It seems as though many people do not actually say the words, but think them. Thanks for sharing!
Also found that baka, sugoi, kuso and kawaii are popular words
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i say "baka baka baka" an awful lot XD
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Kondo wa kimi no banda yo.
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lol to the posts here...

I guess If one like to use japanese expressions or phrases, then it would be good to know the words right and when to use it correctly

As for me when I am at work I would only say Japanese to my co worker who is Japanese and when I am in the dojo, during our anime meet-up, in a japanese restaurant or store ran by japanese .... then I tend to answer or say phrases in japanese, .

but like I mention is page 1 , I sometimes add ですdesu at the end of the sentence when I am being silly only, です
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Everytime I want someone's attention I usually say, "Oi!"


Sogno- wrote:

i say "baka baka baka" an awful lot XD

This too lol
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iashakezula wrote:

lol to the posts here...

I guess If one like to use japanese expressions or phrases, then it would be good to know the words right and when to use it correctly

As for me when I am at work I would only say Japanese to my co worker who is Japanese and when I am in the dojo, during our anime meet-up, in a japanese restaurant or store ran by japanese .... then I tend to answer or say phrases in japanese, .

but like I mention is page 1 , I sometimes add ですdesu at the end of the sentence when I am being silly only


You're right, learning how to use the words or phrases would be nice, です?


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Sogno- wrote:

i say "baka baka baka" an awful lot XD

This too lol


I forgot to mention this, but I also say this a lot as well
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Bakayarou, konoyarou.

I also tend to call people "baka". I don't use Japanese words out of context or within a sentence, because of sentence structure difference, but just saying baka by itself is more specific.
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xxJing wrote:

Using terms from another language when your language has perfectly good terms comes off as extremely pretentious. What's worse is, if the person using those terms is actually misusing them / horribly mispronouncing them, then they look both stupid and pretentious. There is nothing more painful to watch in this world than a stupid pretentious person. It results in a reflex facepalm.


Going to have to agree with this. The only time I think it is appropriate to interchange phrases from different languages is if you are new to a country and still are not fluent in their native language.
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I sometimes greet people with osu or uii~~su (and their variations). Sometimes I let out a yare yare (da ze), in place of a sigh. I sometimes let out some frustration with a ttaku (with the double consonant). Ah replaces yes, but only around people I know.

And there's no end to the number of sound effects I use as interjections. Keh, kuh, kii~~, che, chiii~~!

What's in common between all these? They're all kinda nonsense sounds, and anyone can understand what they mean by how they sound when they leave your mouth.
Posted 9/19/14

bonramad wrote:

It seems as though many people do not actually say the words, but think them. Thanks for sharing!
Also found that baka, sugoi, kuso and kawaii are popular words


It's true. Now that I think about it, I do say words when I'm alone, or expressing something to myself. I tend to think them more often though.
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guialovescandy wrote:


bonramad wrote:

It seems as though many people do not actually say the words, but think them. Thanks for sharing!
Also found that baka, sugoi, kuso and kawaii are popular words


It's true. Now that I think about it, I do say words when I'm alone, or expressing something to myself. I tend to think them more often though.


Definitely do that myself as well, especially when I am at home alone and I belt some music and maybe say some Japanese words as well
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