Post Reply What does Wagariyo mean?!
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Posted 8/25/15
I've been looking it up in a few Japanese dictionaries and online, and so far I can't find anything.

Usually when Soma-kun says it the subtitles say "Dig in!" or something like that.
I'm curious if anyone has an ideas for how the word was formed or what it means when it's broken down.
I appreciate any ideas and/or facts!

Thank you!
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Posted 8/25/15 , edited 8/25/15
Dig in

I have barely heard that in all my life in Japan, I had to google it
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Thank you! I appreciate your help!
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Posted 8/25/15

rivercucumbers wrote:

Thank you! I appreciate your help!


maybe another japanese person here knows it

i feel like it's a made up word though, since the word seems to exist only on one person's tumblr account through google haha
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Posted 8/25/15
are you sure its romanized correctly..?
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Posted 8/26/15
Right? I agree. I just want to know so every time I microwave or cook something I can say "WAGARIYO!" haha.
Made up word or not, I'm totally using it.
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Posted 8/26/15
Good point, I was thinking about that too...
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Posted 8/26/15
Freakin' Shokugeki in 'dis bitch!
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Posted 8/26/15
I don't remember hearing that. Can you give me an ep and time stamp? Maybe you're mishearing? He isn't big on formal pronunciation.
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Oh, I think I know what you mean.

There is a phrase "Meshi agare kudasai" which means "Please take up this food," a very polite way of presenting food to a person pretty much like "Please enjoy."

Sometimes this is shortened to "Meshi agare" leaving off the please.

Souma says "agare yo!" which turns into almost a command to 'take up' the food. "Dig in" is a decent translation, a slightly more rude phrasing might be "suck it up."
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Posted 8/26/15 , edited 8/26/15
Oh! Okay, that makes sense... Thank you for the information!
The only thing that confuses me is:
(For example) on Episode 18 00:55, I believe it spells out "o-a-ga-ri-yo" in hiragana.
Your explanation makes a lot of sense though. Perhaps it's his original catchphrase, based off of "agare yo!".
Hm... Very tricky..
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Posted 8/26/15 , edited 8/26/15

rivercucumbers wrote:

Oh! Okay, that makes sense... Thank you for the information!
The only thing that confuses me is:
(For example) on Episode 18 00:55, I believe it spells out "o-a-ga-ri-yo" in hiragana.
Your explanation makes a lot of sense though. Perhaps it's his original catchphrase, based off of "agare yo!".
Hm... Very tricky..


I believe the romanisation of the statement would be o-agari yo!

The o is just a prefix indicating a level of politeness.
The yo is a mark of emphasis or certainty of an action.
Agaru the verb can mean to take up or rise (as stated by marklebid) but can also mean to profit, ascend or complete. Agari is the -ri form of the verb, which indicates multiple actions at the same time.

The phrase written in the opening credits could be a command to eat up [following the action of cooking], as suggested by marklebid, but perhaps has a side meaning of "I will ascend [and be the best chef]". Maybe the dual meaning was always intended, or I am just reading too much into it?
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Yes, the o prefix makes many words automatically more polite.

Like many shounen characters, he's supremely confident, but his backstory is he grew up as a groomed restaurateur. o agare/agari yo is simultaneously smug and slightly shows politeness to the 'customers' he serves.
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Posted 8/26/15
Mystery solved thanks to you two, MidoriNoTora and Marklebid!
Thank you for your valuable information. At least we all have confidence now
Also, I seem a bit embarrassed about the title of this forum "Wagariyo" when it's actually "o-agari-yo"!
Hahahaha! Oh well.
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