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Favorite Japanese Words?
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Posted 2/19/15 , edited 2/19/15

grondorr wrote:

Idakashimas! (forgive me if its spelled wrong I spell it like it sounds to me) What they say before or after eating..."Thanks for the food!"


It's Itadakimasu. The literal translation is just "I will take (the food)" or "I will receive (the food)" in essence you are really just saying, time to eat. It's a polite conjugation of the verb Itadaku which means 'to receive' or 'to take'.


My favorite would be 自業自得 Jigou Jitoku, which is basically the proverb "You reap what you sow." Or in other words, "It's your own fault."
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itadakimasu is the masu form of itadaku, which is a humble form of "morau", to receive
basically, it means "(I) humbly receive (the food)" in the context of saying right before a meal.
in that context, it shows humility and acknowledgment to those who made it possible for you to eat
humble speech is an integral part of the Japanese culture.


another cool word: ギブアンドテーク ^-^
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Urusai (shut up)!!!! and Baka (idiot).
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What about バイキング - baikingu this word I'm proud of just because on a trip to Hawaii the Hotel was playing a do's and don'ts for Japanese tourists. The poor desk clerk was trying to find this for some tourist. Skip to the present watching Azumanga Daioh one of the girls is happy they are going to one of these. before the subtitle came up I thought, "Gee I KNEW what she said!"
The rest of you look it up.
Of course there is also in my younger days a koi/koi story.
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Baka, Urusai, Oppai, Aho, Onii-chan, Kawaii, Oishii, Daisuki... and many more.
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ばか、強姦、雨、愛、カエル, (笑)。
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Sugoi=amazing

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大好き、ケーキ、きのこ
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BAAAAAKKKKAAAAAA
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"Onii chan, Daisuke!"


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Hmmm 大麻「たいま」、資本主義「しほんしゅぎ」、嵐「あらし」、触れる「ふれる」
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Kawaii
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URUSAI !
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きれい = kirei = beautiful
めがね= megane = glasses
かんぺき = kanpeki = perfect
My favorite phrase is:
わたしあいしてるぜ = watashi aishiteruze = I love you
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Chotto matte!
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